As you prepare for this week’s Discussion, think about this: What strategies will contribute to your success as an online learner? What are some of the challenges presented by working virtually with others? How can you overcome these challenges? How might Walden act as a virtual learning community to aid in your success?
Provide an example of an obstacle to successful teamwork that you encountered in your prior academic or professional endeavors and demonstrate how you addressed and overcame this obstacle. How do you think you might employ similar strategies in your degree program at Walden?
Describe the roles of the virtual learning community’s various members. How do they relate to one another? Where do you fit into this virtual learning community? How can your membership in this virtual learning community enhance your relationships and experiences as a stakeholder in your professional community? How do the roles and responsibilities of HR professionals within their organizations compare to the role and responsibility of an online student?Post by Day 3 a response that answers the above questions. Use APA format.Course Text
Ulrich, D, et al. (2013). HR transformation: Building human resources from the outside in. (Laureate Education, Inc., custom ed.). New York, NY: McGraw-Hill.
Chapter 1, “Introduction to HR Transformation” (pp. 3– Chapter 1 discusses the rationale for human resources transformation and why this is an important topic for human resource professionals.
Chapter 2, “Why Do the Transformation?” (pp. 15–30) Chapter 2 delves into why the transformation is necessary and who needs to be involved in order to be successful.

Walden University. (n.d.). Walden e-Guide. Retrieved from http://academicguides.waldenu.edu/academicadvising…

Walden University. (n.d.). Academic & Community Support Resources. Retrieved from http://academicguides.waldenu.edu/academicadvising/supportservices/academicsupport This section of the e-Guide provides useful information about academic resources and other support resources. Focus on the Success Strategies sub-section for valuable guidance on such things as time management to help you maximize your online learning experience. Also focus on the Discussions, Grading, and Scholarly Writing sub-sections to learn more about completing your coursework, following course requirements, and writing for the online environment. Explore any other sections that you think will be useful.
Walden University. (n.d.). Help with technology. Retrieved from http://academicguides.waldenu.edu/academicadvising/supportservices/technicalsupport This section of the e-Guide provides useful information about the technical aspects of your online learning environment. Review the sub-sections to learn more about the classroom environment, online learning, technical support resources, and technical requirements.

Articles/Readings
Knapp, D. (2004). If you’re in HR, you’re likely in HR transformation. Employee Benefit Plan Review, 58(9), 9-14. Retrieved from http://search.proquest.com.ezp.waldenulibrary.org/abicomplete/docview/216906598/13A1C4CE29035BEC04/1?accountid=14872 There is more focus on the link between human capital factors and business outcomes. This article focuses on how the HR function is responding to the challenges of increasing the value of HR to their organization.
Mark, A. Y., & Scott, A. S. (2004). Human resource configurations, intellectual capital, and organizational performance. Journal of Managerial Issues, 16(3), 337-360. Retrieved from http://search.proquest.com.ezp.waldenulibrary.org/abicomplete/docview/194174241/13A1C4F8896CB5DD08/2?accountid=14872 This study introduces intellectual capital into strategic human resource management in an effort to start to fill in the “black box” between human resource HR activities and organizational performance.
Edward E Lawler, I.,II, & John, W. B. (2009). What makes HR a strategic partner? People and Strategy, 32(1), 14-22. Retrieved from http://search.proquest.com.ezp.waldenulibrary.org/abicomplete/docview/224579838/fulltext/13A1C53D2216C9057D2/15?accountid=14872 This article addresses what makes HR a strategic partner and what it entails, which is critical to the future of HR functions in organizations, typing human capital to organizational success in business strategy.
Chaneski, W. S. (2009). The stages teams go through. Modern Machine Shop, 82(3), 34–36. Retrieved from: http://ezp.waldenulibrary.org/login?url=http://pro… This article looks at the model by Bruce Tuckman entitled “Forming-Storming-Norming-Performing,” which describes the stages that teams go through in order to achieve success during organizational change. The author uses progress made by a lean manufacturing organization as an example.
Nunamaker Jr., J. F., Reinig, B. A., & Briggs, R. O. (2009). Principles for effective virtual teamwork.

Communications of the ACM, 52(4), 113–117.
Principles for effective virtual teamwork. Communications of the Acm, 52, 4 by Nunamaker Jr. J.F.; Reinig B.A.; Briggs R.O. Copyright 2009 by ACM (Association for Computing Machinery). Used by permission of ACM (Association for Computing Machinery) via the Copyright Clearance Center.
The article explores virtual teamwork, defining this idea as a group of individuals who do not share the same time, space or organizational boundaries but are connected by a common form of technology. The authors look at how to best establish both virtual and face-to-face teams and the challenge in forming cohesive relationships and goals.