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Unformatted text preview: The public sector often employs more complex measures that go beyond simple efficiency goals. It also uses multiple measures that require optimizing assorted, not necessarily compatible, values. However, that is not a sufficient excuse. The strategic human resource management practices apparently have weak connections with organizational achievement. This is obviously a disappointment given both the findings evident from business research and our academic predilections as personnelists (we study personnel practices because we believe that they do indeed matter). Perhaps the outcome assessments used here are too broad gauged to pick up the contributions from administrative techniques. Although strategic human resource management practices are hypothesized to have an impact, they are still a secondary, indirect factor in the organizational process. The coordination of work while designed to enhance work productivity is not itself the "work." We may also be witnessing another 21 case wherein public-private differences are evident. The public sector may be demonstrating a lag on the introduction of private sector practices. On the other hand, strategic human resource management practices may not be as applicable in the multivalues public sector. Their benefit in enhancing productivity (even if it exists) may not add sufficient value to merit their employment. As personally appealing as this concept is, public sector personnelists need to approach SHRM cautiously. 22 REFERENCES Arthur, J. B. (1992) "The Link Between Business Strategy and Industrial relations Systems in American Steel Minimills." Industrial and Labor Relations Review, 45: 488-506. Arthur, J. B. (1994) "Effects of Human Resource Systems on Manufacturing Performance." Academy of Management Journal, 37: 670-687. Barrett, Katherine, and Richard Greene (1999) "Grading the States: A Management report Card." Governing Magazine 12 (February): 17-90. Barrett, Katherine, and Richard Greene (2000) "Grading the Cities: A Management Report Card...
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