Which of the following statements is false?

(A) “Professionals” are strategically critical but their jobs are characterized by knowledge that is relatively easy to source in the labour market

(B) “Specialists” need to be retained because of their high strategic centrality

(C) “Criticals” are characterized by high strategic centrality and a significant amount of firm-specific knowledge that is difficult to source in the labour market

(D) “Doers” may be outsourced because the strategic centrality of these roles is relatively low, and they are relatively easy to source in the labour market

Explanation

The false statement is “Specialists” need to be retained because of their high strategic centrality. Even though Specialists are trained professionals, they have a low to medium strategic centrality. The company doesn’t need to retain the Specialists if their performance is not up to the mark. They can hire new people and get them trained as Specialists.

Conclusion

This question is a part of the Recall: Strategic HRM exercise from the Organisational design: Know your organisation course. You can check out all the answers to this exam in our Organisational design: Know your organisation Quiz Answers page.

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