HRMN RQ 1 & 2


RWQ#1 – HR Strat

Strategic planning is a process that helps an organization allocate its resources to capitalize on opportunities in the marketplace. Let’s look at a fictitious example of strategic decision making:

ABC Corporation has an organizational objective to implement new technologies to streamline various processes. HR notices a trend toward applicants with excellent customer service skills but without the technical skills that align with this organizational goal. Given this information, HR might inform senior management of this gap in skills an offer the strategic solution to hire these candidates, but also provide them with technical training to give them the skills necessary to serve the organizational objective.

Now, it’s your turn.

By Saturday (11:59 p.m. eastern time), post an example of how HR might use knowledge of external and/or internal forces to inform strategic decision making in an organization, including the following:

  • Choose an external or internal force that affects HR – for example, changing demographics, globalization, technology  
  • Identify an organizational goal that relates to that force.
  • Identify a potential challenge related to that goal that HR may face.
  • Assess the gap between the force you’ve chosen and the relevant organizational goal.
  • Suggest an approach to bridging that gap.
  • Include in-text citations to support your post.



What is the organizational structure of an organization you work for or have been involved in? How is it aligned to the mission and vision of your organization? 

By Saturday (11:59 p.m. eastern time), describe an example of an organizational structure in use and explain how the structure aligns with the mission and vision of the organization. 

****The organization I work for is the State of MD Judiciary. The website is has a lot of information on the job and how it is structured

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