This discussion helps you develop the skills to master the following course competencies:

Analyze HRM programs and other related systems within an organization that supports employee engagement and commitment.

Examine evidence-based HRM best practices among organizations that demonstrate an employee-centered culture.

Activity Instruction

In this discussion, you will gain experience in:

Identifying characteristics and attributes of employee-centered cultures.

Analyzing HRM programs and systems that enhance employee morale and satisfaction.

Reflect on your work experiences and learning from your readings:

Based on your readings for this unit and on your personal experiences, describe the characteristics of an employee-centered culture.

Describe two examples from your experience of HRM programs that enhanced employee morale and satisfaction. What made them successful? Based on information from your reading, is there anything that might have made the programs even more successful?

If possible, provide an example from your experience of an HRM program that did not contribute to increased employee engagement and may have decreased it. What do you think were the reasons for this situation?

Note: When sharing personal and company-related information, share only what is appropriate to share. Respect confidential information, and when writing about personal experiences, do not identify actual companies or individuals.

Transitioning to an Employee-Centered Culture

Activity Context

This discussion helps you develop the skills to master the following course competencies:

Analyze HRM programs and other related systems within an organization that supports employee engagement and commitment.

Examine evidence-based HRM best practices among organizations that demonstrate an employee-centered culture.

Analyze methods of supporting employee-centered culture through organizational design and workforce diversity.

Activity Instruction

In this discussion, you will gain experience in:

Benchmarking best practices.

Assessing the effectiveness of HRM systems and practices that support an employee-centered environment by leading to a higher level of employee engagement and employee commitment.

Assessing the connection between employee effectiveness and commitment through organization design and workforce diversity.

Read the complete case study Employee Engagement at Modern Appliance, Inc. before responding to this discussion question.

Identify two changes in business practices that Modern Appliance implemented in an attempt to increase employee engagement.

Describe the corporate culture before the changes and the corporate culture after the changes.

Was the attempt successful? What measures were used to evaluate its success?

Analyze the differences between previous employee involvement initiatives at Modern and the attempt documented in the case study. What was the role of HR in each of these efforts?