Chapter 5

Roles in Strategic HRM

People Development and Team Work

The establishment of positive business objectives within an organization must be accompanied by the clear allocation of responsibilities within the people structure. It is generally accepted that the primary operational responsibility for ensuring that translation of goals takes place in the organization must rest with the management, but true goal translation is impossible without the full co-operation and commitment of all employees. If they are to accept their full share of responsibility, they must be able to participate fully in the making and monitoring of arrangements for achieving the requirements. Some organizations have protocols whereby people – say in a particular ...

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