The case refers to a view of employees as assets
The case refers to a view of employees as “assets, to be acquired, cultivated, and deployed strategically—not unlike product inventory or IT systems.” It also mentions that these systems allow managers to evaluate and promote people on objective criteria. Do you believe extensive adoption of these technologies may lead to a depersonalization of the employment relationship? Why or why not? Break into small groups to discuss these issues and then summarize your ideas.

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