Human Resource Management

please read the case : Making the Hidden Visible: Dealing with Disability in the Workplace which attached below and also read the Reading: Overlooked and Underutilized

Based on case itself and ideas from reading, you need to answer questions by following Team Case Paper and Discussion Leadership Guidelines very detailed. You are required to write at least 3pages in total. Due date is 09/19 23:00 EST.




Case Note 6: Making the Hidden Visible: Dealing with Disability in the Workplace

  1. Imagine that you are Tania Kay. Would you discuss your concerns about the team building event with Marianne Renfrew? Why or why not?
  2. What contributed to Tania’s isolation at the team building event? Put another way, how did they end up in this situation in the first place?
  3. Would you recommend making any changes to the process used to plan and evaluate the team building weekend? If so, what changes would you recommend and why?
  4. Is there anything that management could have done differently that would encourage more open voicing of inclusion-related concerns? If so, what is it?



Team Case Paper and Discussion Leadership Guidelines

Overview: Think of your team as organizational consultants. Your goal is to improve organizational performance by helping leaders address team issues. Students will examine a case study and develop recommendations for the organization to address problems identified.

The main objective of the case project is to provide students with an opportunity to:

(1) Develop an in-depth understanding of a specific team situation.

(2) Develop consultancy skills in case analysis, and oral presentation.

Your case paper should follow this general format:

The Problem Statement

The problem statement should be a succinct statement of the main issue in the case. Be sure to separate the main issue (or “root cause” from symptoms of the problem. Try to make the statement in one sentence and clearly label it in your case analysis. If I can’t find it, you didn’t state it. In my experience of grading hundreds of cases, the more focused the problem statement, the more focused the analysis. These cases are often complex; you must identify the main issue and focus your problem solving on it. You will show (later in your analysis) how solving this main issue will address other aspects (and/or symptoms) of the problem.


The alternatives should directly relate to the problem statement. They can be creative, yet you must do a feasibility assessment of each. Pay attention to factors such as time, cost, and possible negative consequences. If you have a lengthy list of alternatives, prune them to your best 4 or 5. You might also combine alternatives to produce a feasible set for analysis. In brainstorming alternatives, be sure to integrate material from the course (readings, lectures, and other material).


Your analysis should relate directly to the alternatives. Scrutinize each alternative in terms of its pros and cons. In behavioral situations, it is rare that an alternative will have no negative consequences. Evaluate each in terms of strengths and weaknesses. Be willing to state the weakness of your alternative (even if it is your “favorite”). In this evaluation, be sure to integrate material from the course (readings, lectures, and other material).


Your decision should flow directly from the analysis above. It should be clear that one (or sometimes more) alternatives are preferable because they have more strengths and fewer weaknesses. If you have done an honest assessment, one course of action should emerge as the best, even in very difficult case situations where there seems to be no way out of difficult circumstances. The decision should be stated clearly; it should flow from the analysis; and it should be the most feasible of the set evaluated in the analysis section. In justifying your decision, be sure to integrate material from the course (readings, lectures, and other material).

Action Plan

Your action plan should be the implementation of the decision above. How will your decision be put into action? These recommendations should be clear; they should be practical; and they should take into account your earlier assessments of time, costs and possible negative consequences. Contingency plans (at least one) should be presented and ready in the event that the first course of action fails. These plans should also take into account time and cost factors. Your Action Plan is also an excellent place to integrate material from the course (readings, lectures, and other material).

Cite Sources

(including the text book, plus journal articles, other books as examples. Suggested readings are posted in the Supplemental Readings folder on blackboard to give you an idea of appropriate sources)

Please use APA style.

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