1. Mergers & Acquisitions: 1a. Research the topic of the Role of Human Resou
1. Mergers & Acquisitions:
1a. Research the topic of the Role of Human Resources in Mergers & Acquisitions. (Note: You must cite a minimum of five (5) sources from the literature to support your research of the topic.) Prepare a summary of your findings with appropriate citations from the resources you used. 1b. Develop a list of the roles that HR should play to ensure the success of mergers & acquisitions. 1c. Explain the relevance of each role listed in 1b.
2. Performance Management:
2a. How would you evaluate the performance of this project’s core team members (e.g., MBO, Behaviorally Anchored Rating Scales, 360o)? Explain your rationale. 2b. What criteria would you use in your evaluation of the team members? Explain your rationale. 2c. How would you recommend that people be rewarded for their work on this project (as individuals, as a team)? Why? 2d. What are the factors you would consider to determine the best reward structure for this project? Why?
3. Organizational Culture:
3a. Describe the obstacles that organizations face during a merger as they attempt to unite two very different cultures. 3b. What might you have done to address the obstacles you described in 3a. Explain your thinking. 3c. How did culturally based differences in values affect the dynamics in the core team? Explain your thinking.
4a. Describe the various conflict situations you see in this case. 4b. What types of conflict management techniques were used in this case? Explain your thinking. 4c. How do you think you might have handled the various types of conflict had you been a part of the team? Explain your thinking.
5. Team Dynamics:
5a. Discuss issues that might occur by having team members located on two continents. 5b. Discuss the role that trust plays in team cohesion. 5c. What advice would you give a newly appointed leader about managing and supporting a virtual team? Explain your thinking.