executive summary based on a case study of IBM's strategic and global human capital challenges, business and finance homework help

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Write a 3-page executive summary based on a case study of IBM's strategic and global human capital challenges.

By successfully completing this assessment, you will demonstrate your proficiency in the following course competencies and assessment criteria.

  • Competency 2: Analyze global issues that influence human resource practices for multinational corporations (MNCs).
    • Describe the HRM and human capital indicators that suggest needed changes in IBM's talent management decisions.
    • Analyze the case study's evidence supporting the improvement of IBM's talent management.
  • Competency 3: Analyze the impact of cross-cultural communications on employee management in multinational corporations (MNCs).
    • Articulate personal views for or against improving IBM's talent management.
    • Assess whether a non-HR leader and an HR leader would support the same talent management decisions.
  • Competency 4: Communicate in a manner that is scholarly, professional, and consistent with expectations for members of the human resource profession.
    • Write in a professional style using APA citations and format with correct grammar, usage, and mechanics.

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School: Cornell University


Running head: IBM (CASE STUDY)


Human Resource Management
Student Name
Institution of Affiliation



Global Human Resource Management
Ways of building and sustaining a workforce that is talented are some of the most
challenging problems that companies all over the globe face. There is a need for businesses to
adjust to changes in the population characteristics as well as the workforce needs so as to come up
with new capabilities meant to energize the organization. It is critical for organizations to continue
improving their talent management strategies in the changing world environments so as to achieve
There are several factors which necessitated the change in the IBM management of talent
decisions as shown from a review of the article, "IBM's Global Talent Management Strategy: The
Vision of the Globally Integrated Enterprise." To overcome threatening competition from other
companies, IBM should change its talent management strategies. From the case study, Sam
Palmisano the CEO of IBM noticed that IBM's clients were moving to a company which had
greater ability in driving customers towards the competitor firms. The Globally Integrated
Enterprise aimed at moving clients from IBM to organizations with similar strategies (Boudreau,
2017). Therefore, there was the need for IBM to ...

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