1. Generally, what has influenced the Human Resource Management function over the past ten years toward serving in the role of a strategic partner or leader in the organization? See in item three you will provide more specific influences that will continue to impact the function.

2. What could be holding HR professionals back from serving in the strategic HR role?

3. List at least two items for the positive contextual influences and two items for the negative contextual influences that will impact the HR function from today forward.

In addition to the course material, you may want to share an additional outside source that has informed your answers. Be sure to provide the references for the sources of the information you used to inform your comments including the material provided in the classroom