THE ROLE OF THE PERSONNEL FUNCTION IN THE LIFE CYCLE OF AN ORGANISATION
The article examines the mutual interactions between the personnel function and the life cycle of an organisation. It discusses in detail L. Greiner’s concept of the life cycle of an organisation, which includes among its premises such factors as the age of the organisation, its size and the pace of growth of the sector in which it operates. In this cycle, organisations pass through five stages, in each of which the personnel function plays the crucial role of enabling the organisation to prepare appropriately for the next stage of growth while at the same time easing the results of the crises which take place between those stages.
Uniwersytet Ekonomiczny w Krakowie, Katedra Zarzadzania Kapitałem Ludzkim, ul. Rakowicka 27, 31-510 Kraków, Poland
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