Need to answer 4 questions by reading chapter four of the attached.
1. A great deal of research has discredited
many of the findings from the Hawthorne
studies. Given this research, why were the
Hawthorne studies influential when they
were conducted? Are they still influential
today? Why or why not?
2. In jobs you have had, what aspects of the
workplace did you find particularly satisfy-
ing? What role did managers have in making
the organization a satisfying place? How do
your experiences, then, fit in with the ideas
of Abraham Maslow and Douglas
3. In Chapter 2, we noted that the classical
approach follows a machine metaphor, and
in this chapter, we associated human rela-
tions theorists with a family metaphor. What
metaphor would you use to describe the
human resources approach? What are the
strengths and weaknesses of the metaphor
4. Is the human resources approach more
appropriate for some kinds of jobs and
organizations than others? Why or why not?
Can human resources principles be adapted
for a variety of workplaces?