Chapter 8 reading
Environmental Context of HRM
Human Resource Management (HRM) is the set of organizational activities directed at
attracting, developing, and maintaining an effective workforce.
HRM takes place within
a complex and ever-changing environme
Chapter 9 Reading
Understanding Individuals in Organizations:
>A psychological contract is the overall
set of expectations held by an individual with respect to what he or she will contribute to
the organization and what the organi
Chapter 5 Reading
Entrepreneurship is the process of planning, organizing, operating, and assuming the
risks of a business venture.
An entrepreneur, in turn, is someone who engages in entrepreneurship.
small business as one that is privately owned by one
Chapter 4 Reading
Decision Making-is the act of choosing one alternative among a set of alternatives.
Decision making process includes recognizing and defining the nature of a decision situation,
identifying alternatives, choosing the best alternative, an
Management Chapter 1 Reading:
Levels of management:
Top Management- make up the relatively small group of executives who manage the overall organization.
Create the organizations goals, overall strategy, and operating strategy, and operating policies. Off
CHAPTER 2 Reading
might affect it
The set of broad
forces in an
Chapter 3 Reading Planning Goals
Purpose of Goals:
1. They provide guidance and a unified direction for people in the organization. Goals can help everyone
understand where the organization is going and why getting there is important.
2. Goal-setting prac
Chapter 7 Reading
Organization change is any substantive modification to some part of the organization.
Thus, change can involve virtually any aspect of an organization: work schedules, bases
for departmentalization, span of management, machinery, organiz
Chapter 6 reading
The first building block of organization structure is job specialization. Job specialization is the degree to
which the overall task of the organization is broken down and divided into smaller component parts.
1. workers perfor