Strategic Human Resource Management To align with an organization’s strategic objectives and to promote employee motivation and engagement, jobs must be well designed. At times, to adjust to changes in an organization, as well as to meet employees’ needs for further motivation, jobs must be redesigned. HRM professionals and others involved in the job design and redesign processes have a variety of options for how to approach these processes. If they take care to ensure they use the right approaches to meet the needs of both the organization overall, as well as its employees, they can help an organization be successful by ensuring that its employees are doing their jobs in an optimal manner to meet the organization’s goals and objectives. What is the appropriate manner for a HR professional to transition to the strategic role as executive partner on HR related issues? Should a job redesign be undertaken if it will improve efficiency even if the employees do not want it?
new technologies and pedagogies and the rest of the staff carry on as before. Over the next three to five years, Change Management and teacher training and support will continue to be a priority to ensure that all staff are brought to the same level. Online teacher communities and support networks (e.g. Edmodo) are and will be a vital part of this. From a technology perspective the rise of mobile devices and apps has led to a rapid shift away from large one-program-does-everything model towards Playlist Learning and Teaching. With this approach, students and teachers are building and using their own highly personalised collection of apps to learn and teach both inside and outside the classroom. In the short term this has led to a huge demand for curated libraries of content. Long term this shift allows for the development of Diamond Age Primers – artificial intelligences that work with a student or teacher to build a flexible curriculum for learning in response to the interests, intellectual development, skills and needs of the individual. One student-one device teaching is currently problematic and, without standardisation, will continue to be so. There is still a demand for physically and technically robust student devices that can be controlled by the teacher and administration and which are handed out as and when the lesson demands. Beyond that we are seeing a reluctance to provide students with expensive tablets which they then use continually in and outside the classroom – mainly because of the expense and technical support issues. BYOD also raises a number of issues that are making teachers and administrators reluctant to adopt it – lack of standardisation, the need for device management software to be installed on pupils’ private devices which raises ethical issues. We are also seeing a backlash against phones in school full stop – as demonstrated in France last year. Their banning of phones in schools has widespread support as concerns about children’s exposure to scr>GET ANSWER