Strategic Approach to HR Management
HR485-2: Explain a strategic approach to human resource management.
In this assignment, you will apply the key guidelines associated with job design, including autonomy and
Based on your reading of the Friendly Financial Works case study in Appendix A, answer the following
questions in a 2- to 3-page paper.
Note: Where appropriate, support your assertions from your readings and/or your own experiences. Be
sure to answer all four questions.
1. How would you redesign the Territory Sales Manager position so that employees in this job would be
more productive and satisfied?
2. How do you think the job redesign will increase autonomy?
3. What type of HR strategy might be in place at this company? Does this redesign support that
strategy? Why or why not?
4. What are three important factors to address when redesigning a job?
To successfully complete the assignment, the following are the minimum requirements:
Complete a 2- to 3-page paper, in addition to the title and reference pages, in APA 6th edition
formatting 12-point font, double spaced, indented paragraphs, citations, reference list, etc.
Review the APA formats found in Writing Resources accessed through the Academic Success
Center within the Academic Tools area of the course.
Your assignment should have a title page with the following information: Title of the paper, your name,
course and section number, and date.
Your writing should be well-ordered, logical, and unified, as well as original and insightful. Your
viewpoint and purpose should be clearly established and sustained.
Include introductory and summary paragraphs.
Limit the use of direct quotations instead, paraphrase and cite the author’s work. For a refresher
on paraphrasing, view this short Guide to Paraphrasing video and explore the additional resources
prior to starting your assignment. You can access tutorials, how-to videos, tutoring services, and
more by visiting the Academic Success Center.
Reinforce your personal opinions with at least two credible or scholarly research articles (quotes
from and paraphrases of these articles should not exceed 1015% of your papers content). Peerreviewed articles, journal articles, textbooks, and Library resources are examples of high-quality
resources. Note that Wikipedia, Investopedia, etc. are not considered reliable resources for this
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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.