MGF 2661 Week 2 reading sheet (6).docx - MGF 2661 COMPULSORY READING QUESTIONS Week 2 Week 2 Reading Reading 2 Marchington M(2015 Human Resource

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MGF 2661 COMPULSORY READING QUESTIONS Week 2 Week 2 Reading: Reading 2 : Marchington, M. (2015) Human Resource Management (HRM) : Too busy looking up to see where it is going long term? Human Resource Management Review , 25 : 176-187. Guided Reading Question(s) Marchington offers a view of HRM from a British perspective which is quite different from US-based views of HRM. The author states in the abstract that HRM is located at the ‘interface of conflicting forces within organisations’ (p. 176). What does he mean by this? How do the concepts of pluralism and mutualism help us understand this statement? British vs. US – Perspective of HRM USA – Softer Marchington says HRM does not singlehandedly and exclusively focus on management and shareholder interests but also acknowledging the roles of employees (1960’s – Harvard Framework). All employees within the organization can have an impact and empower them to provide long-term societal benefits/interests. Assumes that meeting employee needs through HRM can create positive work attitudes and actions and engender commitment, satisfaction and engagement. Looks to unleash the resourcefulness of employees through commitment and involvement that in turn increases their effectiveness. resourceful, not resources.
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