Human Resources in a Globally Competitive Business Environment

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In Ch. 1 of our reading, “Human Resources in a Globally Competitive Business Environment” it give a depiction of what the 21st century corporation will be transformed into. Technology is the key influencer to the changes of corporations. “Many factors are driving change, but none is more important than the rise of Internet technologies” (Ch.1).

What can you do as a manager to keep your employees competitive in the 21st century business?

We as managers have options on how to keep our employees competitive. The Internet has grown normal business to a global business in the 21st century. With this change in business comes change in personnel. More diverse workgroups will be forming, possible multiple locations in multiple countries. One of the most important aspects of doing business globally is being diverse and learning how to accept diversity. Training and awareness for employees is the tool that a diverse company must have.

How might you respond to Challenges within changing organizational environments, from a hierarchical, departmentalized environment to an environment in which power is shared?

Further in our reading of Chapter 1, it states that “make all of the people in a firm feel accountable and responsible for the operation and success of the enterprise, not just a few people in senior management. The increased sense of responsibility stimulates more initiative and effort on the part of everyone involved”. I feel that more and more companies are doing so, mine included. I urn to be included in the operations. I want to know how I can affect the performance of the company and ultimately see that difference.
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