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Unformatted text preview: al rev late 1800s, ppl were viewed as machines – focus on operational efficiency through work simplification and performance- based pay th • Early 20 Hawthorne Studies showed effect of social environment ≥ physical environment!HR movement • Focus on concern for people (and production).. • 1930s increase in unionizing activities.. Environmental influences on HRM INTERNAL 1. Organizational Culture - core values and beliefs shared by members of the organization. Communicates what organization “believes in” and “stands for” 2. Organizational Climate – Atmosphere that exists in the organization and its impact on employees. Major factor influencing climate: Leadership style, HR policies and practices, communication 3. New Management Practices • Shift from traditional bureaucratic structures to flatter organizations!leading to: • Empowerment: Providing workers with the skills and authority to make decisions that would traditionally be made by managers 4. Organizational structure EXTERNAL 5. Labour Market Issues: 6. Social Factors: 7. Technology: 8. Government: Economic conditions affect supply and demand, which has a dramatic impact on the labour force. Demographic trends & increased workforce diversity Advancement in technology meant elimination of many blue collar jobs especially through the development of HR information systems HR must follow laws set up in multiple jurisdictions Extending into new markets abroad increases competition wit...
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