By applying the information in the case to Lepak and Snell’s strategic workforce segmentation framework, the role of Head of Gym Equipment should be categorized as a:

(A) “Doer”, because the role is strategically not that central, and should be relatively easy to source in the labour market

(B) “Professional”, because the role is strategically central, but should be relatively easy to source in the labour market

(C) “Critical”, because this role is strategically central, and likely to be relatively difficult to source in the labour market

(D) “Specialist”, because the role is strategically not that central, but likely to be relatively difficult to source in the labour market

Explanation

The role of Head of Gym Equipment should be categorized as a Specialist because the head of Gym Equipment requires technical skills and knowledge required to source the right equipment but the job position is not a top management position hence it is strategically not that central. But, the skills required make it relatively difficult to source in the labour market.

Conclusion

This question is a part of the Weekly Quiz 5 section from the Organisational design: Know your organisation course. You can check out all the quiz answers to this exam in our Organisational design: Know your organisation Quiz Answers page.

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