Background Note | HBS Case Collection | February 1993

HRM Course Overview Note

by Michael Beer


Provides an overview of the first-year required course in Human Resource Management. It argues that commitment, coordination, and competence are critical organizational outcomes and that skills in organizational diagnosis, design, and change are central to obtaining these outcomes.

Keywords: Change; Competency and Skills; Human Resources; Organizations; Organizational Design; Outcome or Result; Behavior;


Beer, Michael. "HRM Course Overview Note." Harvard Business School Background Note 493-062, February 1993.