ORG/535: People And Organizations

Wk 5 – Apply: Signature Assignment: Strategies [due Mon]

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You’ve been told that the HR Director is pleased with the work you’ve completed for the organization and would like to take your contribution to the next level. She’d like you to review several strategic reports on the organization and provide feedback on how you think Southwest HR should move forward.

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Review the recommended sources in addition to your own research.

Compile a strategy recommendation to the HR Director to be used for company-wide decisions. Include the following information in your report, and use each bullet point as a heading:

  1. An executive summary of the HR strategy project
  2. An analysis of current strategies and issues
  3. Identify the type of strategy Southwest Airlines is following.
  4. Identify 3 HRM implications for Southwest Airlines.
  5. Develop and justify business strategies for each of the 3 HRM implications.
  6. Determine an HR strategy.

Use at least 2 sources other than those provided. Review the following sources to assist with your recommendation:

  1. Southwest Airlines case study on pages 101-102 of the text.
  2. SWOT report in detail on Business Source Complete.

Format your citations according to APA guidelines.

Submit your assignment as a Word document.

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ORG/535: People And Organizations

Wk 5 – Apply: Signature Assignment: Strategies [due Mon]

Top of Form

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Assignment ContentTop of Form

You’ve been told that the HR Director is pleased with the work you’ve completed for the organization and would like to take your contribution to the next level. She’d like you to review several strategic reports on the organization and provide feedback on how you think Southwest HR should move forward.

Review the recommended sources in addition to your own research.

Compile a strategy recommendation to the HR Director to be used for company-wide decisions. Include the following information in your report, and use each bullet point as a heading:

  1. An executive summary of the HR strategy project
  2. An analysis of current strategies and issues
  3. Identify the type of strategy Southwest Airlines is following.
  4. Identify 3 HRM implications for Southwest Airlines.
  5. Develop and justify business strategies for each of the 3 HRM implications.
  6. Determine an HR strategy.

Use at least 2 sources other than those provided. Review the following sources to assist with your recommendation:

  1. Southwest Airlines case study on pages 101-102 of the text.
  2. SWOT report in detail on Business Source Complete.

Format your citations according to APA guidelines.

Submit your assignment as a Word document.

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Pages 101 and 102 has been screenshot below:

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Signature Assignment: Strategies

An Executive Summary of the HR Strategy Project

           Southwest airlines’ HR strategy should be geared towards fulfilling all aspects of human resources. These areas consist of hiring, selection, training, learning and development, compensation, performance appraisal, rewards management, succession planning, and promotion. Besides the core areas and providing a stable/fair work environment, the company would be of no importance if it is unreliable, inefficient, and cannot relate to it. There ought to be a framework for drawing, retaining, and stirring employees to execute a definite plan for approaches to match the company context. The strategies should be aligned with management policies and programs. A workable HR strategy offers equal opportunity for learning, development, and growth. With high-level actions, the company will actualize its mission and achieve its short-term and long-term objectives. 

An analysis of current strategies and issues

           Southwest airlines adulate sustainability after finding a balance between its directors, managers, employees, and customers. The organization believes that friendly associates’ culture, creative and innovative employees will ensure the company achieves its goals.  Southwest airlines engages its workforce in decision making to ensure that all challenges are met. Other than a culture of engagement, a southwest airline is well known for hiring and paying well. Notably, the company has made employees advocates represent what the company stands for. The organization’s primary concerns include but not limited to negative PR, employee queries, health and safety, level of discipline, enhancing productivity, and employee retention.

 Identify the type of strategy Southwest Airlines is following.

           The form of strategy that southwest airlines employ is centered on building a friendly associates culture, motivating its employees, and embracing innovation and creativity (Harrison & Bazzy2017). Through this strategy, the company is assured of low-cost pricing, innovation, agility, proactiveness, and extremely efficient operations. Positive input from all stakeholders is the basis of southwest airline success. The approach is attributable to customer experience.

Identify 3 HRM implications for Southwest Airlines.

           The first implication for southwest airlines is creating and initiating human resources policies. The second implication is finding a middle ground between employee goals and organization objectives (Harvey& Turnbull, 2018). The last implication is to ensure that the management systems result in noticeable improvement. 

Develop and justify business strategies for each of the 3 HRM implications

           The company should develop policies that define the role and responsibilities of all patrons in the organization. It is noble to think about its wide performance when finding a middle ground between employees’ goals and organizational objectives. Herein, all decisions create an accord between employees and investors (Harvey & Turnbull, 2020). A corporate strategy is viable for the southwest to make measurable and noticeable achievements/ improvements.

Determine an HR strategy

           There is no much to fix in southwest airlines—however, the Human resources practice system should embrace egalitarianism and add value. Employees deserve autonomy, continuous training, and development (Viana, Galoyan, & Sanchez-Rey, n.d.). A workable strategy commands transparency and effective communication. Besides reasonable remuneration, employee well-being is essential. Again, the strategy should give employees the freedom to be creative.

References

Harrison, T., & Bazzy, J. D. (2017). Aligning organizational culture and strategic human resource management. Journal of Management Development.

Harvey, G., & Turnbull, P. (2018). Low cost carrier implications for human resource management. In The Routledge Companion to Air Transport Management (pp. 392-401). Routledge.

Harvey, G., & Turnbull, P. (2020). SOUTHWEST AIRLINES. Case Studies in Work, Employment and Human Resource Management, 80.

Viana, A., Galoyan, S., & Sanchez-Rey, M. HR & STRATEGY.