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16.7: Designing a High-Performance Work System

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    Learning Objectives

    1. Define a high-performance work system.
    2. Describe the role of technology in HR.
    3. Describe the use of HR systems to improve organizational performance.
    4. Describe succession planning and its value.

    Now it is your turn to design a high-performance work system (HPWS). HPWS is a set of management practices that attempt to create an environment within an organization where the employee has greater involvement and responsibility. Designing a HPWS involves putting all the HR pieces together. A HPWS is all about determining what jobs a company needs done, designing the jobs, identifying and attracting the type of employee needed to fill the job, and then evaluating employee performance and compensating them appropriately so that they stay with the company.