Rewarding, Organizing and Managing People for the 21st Century: Time for a Strategic Approach. Report of the 8th Quadrennial Review of Military Compensation. Part 2: A Strategic Approach.
ASSISTANT SECRETARY OF DEFENSE (FORCE MANAGEMENT POLICY) WASHINGTON DC
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A strategic approach focuses on the strengths and weaknesses of the organization and on the threats and opportunities it faces. The changing environment has prompted many enterprises to re-examine all four factors, simply to survive. The best of those enterprises have asked specific questions about their people Do we have the right people for the strategy we must employ to survive and compete Does their behavior allow them to contribute to achieving the outcomes needed by the enterprise How can the human resource management system enhance organizational performance In other words, such enterprises are looking at human resource management strategically. This chapter begins with a brief description of changes in the environment - especially changes that are likely to affect human resource management in the uniformed services. It continues with a discussion of contingency theory, a conceptual framework that is particularly relevant to new developments in organizational design - and also to compensation and personnel management. It concludes with a description of trends in these three major subdivisions of human resource management.
- Personnel Management and Labor Relations