HR485: Strategic Human Resource Management]/Unit 5 Assignment: Systems Thinking

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Systems? thinking allows an explicit understanding of social systems in the same way that
engineering principles allow an understanding of mechanical systems. An HR strategy should view
the organization as one system with the main goal of developing a plan for a value-added competitive
advantage.
Based on your reading of the articles, describe the variables you will now consider as you examine
how systems thinking has evolved and influenced HR and the workplace, and/or other appropriate
references in a 2-3 page APA 6th ed. formatted paper (not counting the title and reference page)
using the following checklist to formulate your Unit 5 paper:
1. Briefly describe systems theory and the advent of systems thinking.
2. Describe historical events or factors that have influenced systems thinking.
3. Discuss how these historical factors have influenced: a) society, b) human resources, and c)
you as an individual.
4. Explain the advantages and disadvantages that systems thinking have demonstrated in the
workplace.
5. Reinforce your personal opinions with at least two credible or scholarly research articles (not
to exceed 10-15% of content).
To successfully complete the Assignment, the following are the minimum requirements:
? Complete a 2 to 3 page paper in APA format ? 12 pt. font, double-spaced, indented
paragraphs, citations, reference list, etc.
? Include introductory and summary paragraphs.
? Limit the use of direct quotations ? instead, paraphrase and cite the author’s work.
? Reinforce your personal opinions with at least two credible or scholarly research articles (not
to exceed 10-15% of content).
? Demonstrate your understanding of the weekly objective(s) through your response.
? Ensure that a response to each question of the case study is included within your paper.
Directions for Submitting Your Assignment
Before you submit your Assignment, you should save your work on your computer in a location and
with a name that you will remember. Make sure your project is in MS Word format, meets APA 6th ed.
guidelines (e.g., in-text citations and references), and has an introduction and conclusion paragraph.
Submit to the Assignment Dropbox.
Unit 5 [HR485: Strategic Human Resource Management]
Unit 5 Assignment
Criteria Possible
Points
Points
Earned
Content, Focus, Use of Text, and Research: 50%
Described systems theory and where it came from.
4
Described historical events or factors that have influenced systems
thinking.
4
Discussed how these historical factors have influenced: a) society, b)
human resources, and c) you as an individual.
4
Explained the advantages and disadvantages that systems thinking
have demonstrated in the workplace.
4
Reinforced personal opinions with at least two credible or scholarly
research articles.
4
Analysis and Critical Thinking: 30%
Responses demonstrated critical thinking and analysis and exhibited
application of information.
12
Spelling, Grammar, APA Format: 20%
Clear business writing. Spelling and grammar are acceptable.
Effective use of APA.
8
Total 40