Some critics claim that corporate HR departments have outlived their usefulness and are not there to help employees but to shield the organization from legal problems. What do you think? What benefits are there to having a formal HRM process? What drawbacks?
Contrast the calm waters and white-water rapids metaphors of change. Which of these would you use to describe your current life? Why is that one your choice?
Think about a change that has occurred in your current or past place of employment or at Troy. Did the employees (students) resist the change? If so, why do you think they resisted? As a manager, what can you do to help minimize employee resistance to change?
How does an innovative culture make an organization more effective? Do you think an innovative culture could ever make an organization less effective? Why or why not?