Partner or Guardian? HR’s Challenge in Balancing Value and Values
Wright, Patrick M.; Snell, Scott A.
[Excerpt] Is HR at a crossroad? A number of signs seem to be pointing that way. Increasingly HR executives are faced with a critical decision: Will they continue on their journey to be business leaders, , with full sway and equal influence in organizational decision making, or will they take the short-cut by sacrificing professional ethics and values for a "seat at the table." This challenge is exemplified by the story of Delta Airlines.
To appear in: S. Meisinger, M. Losey, and D. Ulrich (Eds.), The Future of HR: 50 Thought Leaders Call for Change. NY: John Wiley and Sons.
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