Microsoft's Human Resources Case Study by hicaliber

Microsoft's Human Resources
The paper analyzes Microsoft and their critical human resources problem.
# 94743 | 1,230 words | 4 sources | MLA | 2007 | US
Published on May 07, 2007 in Business (Companies) , Business (Human Resources)

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The paper explains how people felt that working for Microsoft was far too stressful and exhausting for them and so they began to leave the company. The paper shows how due to Microsoft's rapid growth and lack of specialized employees, the company could not deliver the software products they had promised in the deadline requested by the customers. The paper discusses how the managers realized the gravity of their human resource problem and decided to compensate for the long hours, the stressful environment and the low wages with several incentives.

Executive Summary
The Business Related Problem
Background of the Problem
The Triggering Event that Exposed the Problem
Becoming Aware of the Existence of the Problem
Goals, Objectives and Tools/Techniques Used to Frame the Problem
Effects of the Problem on the Organization
The Extent to Which the Problem can be Solved
Causes and Forces that Influence the Problem
The Applicable Components of Critical Thinking

Sample of Sources Used:

  • M. A. Cusumano and R. W. Selby. Microsoft secrets. Free Press, 1995
  • Microsoft Corporation,, posted January 31st, 1998, last accessed July 5th 2006
  • Patricia Wilson, "Tech Firms Seek Foreign Employees to Fill Void", Reuters Service, February 26th, 1998
  • Roger J. Bartin, Minique Emmanuel, Vicki Lockamy, Sue Lewkowitz and Eva Somaan, Microsoft Case Study, 1997

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