Ch 11 Discussion - Responding to Business Challenges: IBM...

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Responding to Business Challenges: IBM Shrinks Its Workforce 1. Who are some of the key organizational stakeholders whom IBM would be trying to please by moving jobs to less expensive countries? IBM is primarily trying to please shareholders/stockholders, who want to earn a good return on their investment. Additionally, the firm may be trying to please members of the business press and stock analysts. 2. How would you defend IBM’s employment strategy? Students’ responses will vary, but they should be able to defend their choices based on chapter material and their own insights. 3. Are you aware of other companies or industries greatly affected by similar employment strategies? Students’ responses will vary based on their own experience and awareness of business news. Solve the Dilemma (PPT11.35) 1. What did Medallion’s HRM department do right in dealing with the employees who were laid off? Medallion’s HRM department implemented an employee assistance program for laid-off
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This note was uploaded on 03/12/2011 for the course BUSINESS 300 taught by Professor Reynolds during the Fall '10 term at Los Rios Colleges.

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Ch 11 Discussion - Responding to Business Challenges: IBM...

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