Strategically Managing the HRM Function Discussions Prompt
Two themes in Strategic Human Resource Management are the importance of questioning assumptions and updating skill sets on an ongoing basis.
Continuous learning is the reality of work—now and for the foreseeable future. What does this mean to you as CEO of your career? What does this mean to
you as a future HR leader? As Deloitte vice chairman Cathy Benko remarked, “A mere 20% of today’s workforce has the skills needed for 60% of the jobs that
will be coming online within the next five to ten years.” (Harrell, Eben. “The Solution to the Skills Gap Could Already Be Inside Your Company.” Harvard
Business Review, September 27, 2016)
In your final discussion, your task is to synthesize what you have learned this term in this course and make a commitment to your future development.
Specifically, your assignment is to reflect on and translate your learning and personal (willing to share here) intentions into actionable goals and insights to
look back on in the future.
Be detailed. You will be able to read and give insight/feedback to others in this discussion. This is not required but is encouraged, as this can help you stand
out as exemplary and earn back any points lost that may be deducted using the grading rubric below (note the highest grade is still 100, no extra credit
The following articles can serve as a good starting point for your discussion response, your reflection and plan:
Harvard Business Review’s “The Best Leaders Are Constant Learners”
Fast Company’s “Five Skills You’ll Need to Lead the Company of the Future”
Natalie Fratto’s Adaptability Quotient TED Talk: “3 ways to measure your adaptability – and how to improve it” (6:23)
Helen Blunden’s Create Your Own Personal Learning Plan article on Medium
Harold Jarche’s Putting people back in control of their learning – LT17 conference video (1:03:52)
Original Assignment: Skills for the Future. Authored by: Nina Burokas. Provided by: Lumen Learning. License: CC BY: Attributio