Operations Management

Unions Versus Human Resources

According to Beer et al (1984), human resources management (HRM) has developed as a way to serve workers’ interests, albeit internally within the workplace. This challenges the role of worker advocacy.  Historically, workers’ interests have been served by external representatives from labor unions, and have also been protected through government interventions such as laws and regulations. The purpose of this assignment is to understand the roles of unions and the role of HRM, and examine whether workers have adequate support and protections in the modern workplace.

OB 520 Discussion 1

Organizational behavior is really the combination of four areas of study – psychology, social psychology, sociology, and anthropology. While each of these areas involves an examination of people and their interactions, the focuses are quite different:
Psychology - studies the mind and how people make decisions.
Social Psychology - examines how people work in groups.
Sociology - explores how systems work within the organization.
Anthropology - examines how culture works within the organization.

BUS 325 Assignment 1 Culture

Imagine you work for a company that has recently merged with an overseas company. Write a brief introduction to your company as well as the company that was purchased. Then develop an eight to ten (8-10) point checklist detailing what steps you would take as the HR manager to help unify the culture of both companies.

Create two (2) company introductions and develop an eight to ten (8-10) point checklist in which you:

Focus Paper

Write a seven to nine (7–9) page paper (2000–2500 words), not including the title and reference pages, describing how leadership motivates and innovates for organizational effectiveness.

Huffman Trucking Transportation Analysis

You are a transportation consultant and you have been employed by Huffman Trucking to develop a transportation analysis.

· Resource: Huffman Trucking Virtual Organization located on the student Web site

· Create a 1,050- to 1,750-word transportation analysis for Huffman Trucking. Address the following:

o List, describe, and evaluate at least three different transportation strategies.

o Identify and discuss the current transportation strategies of Huffman. What, if any, improvements could be suggested?

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