Week 7: Special Topics in Human Resource Management

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Discussion Board: Case Study C

Learning Outcome: Evaluate the merits of key functional areas of human resources' areas such as
organizational development, succession and workforce planning, strategic staffing, diversity training, 
cultural change, and rewards and recognition redesign. 

Using the Discussion Board Rubric listed below for the specific grading criteria, develop an original response
to the following:

Assume your company is developing operations in Russia and is hiring mainly Russian employees.  Your 
manager in the United States is embedding its U.S. human resources management practices to its Russian offices.  
• Applying the Hofstede Cultural Dimensions provided in Table 15.2 on page 635, state the dimension characteristics 
 (meaning are they higher or lower on the scale for each) of both the United States and Russia. Include in your 
 answer what this means overall. 
• Once you’ve identified the dimensions of each country, apply your findings and conclude whether the following 
 human resources practices will be successful with Russian employees. Support your answer. 
 ♦ Extensive assessment to determine individual abilities? 
 ♦ Self-managing work teams? 
 ♦ Individually based appraisal systems? 
 ♦ Employee suggestion systems

Develop a well thought-out original response to the questions with a minimum of 350 words and referencing a 
minimum of two academic sources (outside of the textbook) to support your answer. Each peer response should 
be a minimum of 100 words.

Discussion Board Rubric
Original response due Day 3 by 11:59pm EST. Reply to at least two of your peers by Day 5, 11:59pm EST.
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