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Please assist with the senario - Consider not thinking of HR

Please assist with the senario - Consider not thinking of HR or Human Resource Management (HRM) in terms of positions or departments, but as a philosophy and set of guiding principles.

As we move through this course, I'd like for you to consider not thinking of HR or Human Resource Management (HRM) in terms of positions or departments, but as a philosophy and set of guiding principles. For example, I believe that good HRM practices in an organization should eliminate the need for an HR Manager or HR Department. I believe strongly that managers should hire their own employees, train their own employees, develop and deal with performance issues, and ultimately fire (if needed), their employees. If managers performed their duties as Max DePree describes in his quote below from his book "Leadership Is an Art," then only specialized tasks such as payroll and benefits management would be needed and they could either be outsourced or built into an organization. Just curious, what you all think of my philosophy? Am I way out to lunch?

"What is it most of us really want from work? We would like to find the most effective, most productive, most rewarding way of working together. We would like to know that our work process uses all of the appropriate and pertinent resources: human, physical, financial. We would like a work process and relationships that meet our personal needs for belonging, for contributing, for meaningful work, for the opportunity to make a commitment, for the opportunity to grow and be at least reasonable in control of our own destinies. Finally, we'd like someone to say "THANK YOU!" Max DePree - "Leadership is an Art"

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There is a great deal of truth in the statements made by both the professor and the author. The first important point is that if HR were eliminated, the outsourcing of payroll and benefits would be feasible. Many companies with HR departments now outsource their payroll because it is cost effective to do so. We have large companies that strictly handle payroll and benefits, like Paychex, Paycor, and a few others, and it has become very cost effective to outsource to these companies, particularly when the organization has a large number of employees, which takes even more time to complete payroll.

The philosophy presented above is very sound. When we think of HR, there is a tendency to think of people sitting behind desks, making ...

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Please assist with the senario - Consider not thinking of HR or Human Resource Management (HRM) in terms of positions or departments, but as a philosophy and set of guiding principles.

As we move through this course, I'd like for you to consider not thinking of HR or Human Resource Management (HRM) in terms of positions or departments, but as a philosophy and set of guiding principles. For example, I believe that good HRM practices in an organization should eliminate the need for an HR Manager or HR Department. I believe strongly that managers should hire their own employees, train their own employees, develop and deal with performance issues, and ultimately fire (if needed), their employees. If managers performed their duties as Max DePree describes in his quote below from his book "Leadership Is an Art," then only specialized tasks such as payroll and benefits management would be needed and they could either be outsourced or built into an organization. Just curious, what you all think of my philosophy? Am I way out to lunch?

"What is it most of us really want from work? We would like to find the most effective, most productive, most rewarding way of working together. We would like to know that our work process uses all of the appropriate and pertinent resources: human, physical, financial. We would like a work process and relationships that meet our personal needs for belonging, for contributing, for meaningful work, for the opportunity to make a commitment, for the opportunity to grow and be at least reasonable in control of our own destinies. Finally, we'd like someone to say "THANK YOU!" Max DePree - "Leadership is an Art"

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