The Staffing Function
Discussion1: Why is staffing important? Who is responsible for it? Is it a function of personnel/human resource departments? What are some of the ways managers can adapt to changes in the external environment (shrinking work force, impacts of technology, etc.) to recruit and maintain quality personnel?
DISCUSSION2:The effectiveness of the performance appraisal is often a topic of debate. Read the Forbes article, “Eliminating Performance Appraisals (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.”. Based on the content of the article, identify three key points related to the author’s position on the elimination of performance appraisals. From the view of the manager and using the concepts found in our text, prepare a rebuttal to the article discussing each of the key points you identified and define the reasons why the performance appraisal should not be eliminated. Develop a potential solution to the performance appraisal debate, keeping in mind the intent of the appraisal and the desired outcome for both the organization and the employees. Support your solutions with a minimum of one outside resource.
*LINK TO THE ARTICLE: https://www.forbes.com/sites/edwardlawler/2014/03/25/eliminating-performance-appraisals/#315eeaef4f12
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Situational Leadership Theory and Organizational Leadership
As the new top-level executive of a medium-sized corporation, you have noticed that the leadership culture in the organization has been ineffective, which has lowered employee morale. To change the leadership culture you have decided to discuss this issue with all the managers and supervisors in the organization. Prior to meeting with all the managers and supervisors, you have decided that you need to develop a how-to guide on effective leadership.
In a four- to five-page paper (excluding the title and references pages), explain why situational leadership theory is useful and relevant in developing an effective leadership culture. Describe the three theories of situational leadership and what you consider to be the strengths and weaknesses of each theory when leading staff in the organizational environment.
The written assignment should include at least three scholarly sources, in addition to the text, and be formatted according to APA style