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Exploring Management, Third Edition by John R. Schermerhorn, Jr.

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Work-life balance is highly valued, but surveys show as many as“74% of workers beliveve they don't have enough time for their children.”

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Human Resource Management: Nurturing Turns Potential into Performance

Management Live

Professionalism and Iron Man 2

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YOUR CHAPTER 10 TAKEAWAYS

  1. Understand the purpose and legal context of human resource management.
  2. Identify essential human resource management practices.
  3. Recognize current issues in human resource management.

Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) is the rich, playboy owner of Stark Industries, a military weapons company started by his father. Tony was a child prodigy in technology and when his father dies, the company becomes his. The problem is that Tony doesn't know how to run a business. So, he turns it over to his faithful assistant Pepper Potts (Gwyneth Paltrow). Potts is the consummate professional, always willing to do whatever it takes to keepher boss on schedule and to keep the company running effectively. When Potts becomes CEO and Tony comes to the office acting in typical arrogant and self-centered fashion, she dismisses him.

Professionalism involves more than expertise. It means behaving with internalized commitments to special standards. Those standards may be determined by personal values, academic degrees, professional ...

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