Publication Date

July 2004


[Excerpt] Is HR at a crossroad? A number of signs seem to be pointing that way. Increasingly HR executives are faced with a critical decision: Will they continue on their journey to be business leaders, , with full sway and equal influence in organizational decision making, or will they take the short-cut by sacrificing professional ethics and values for a "seat at the table." This challenge is exemplified by the story of Delta Airlines.


Suggested Citation
Wright, P. M. & Snell, S. A. (2004). Partner or guardian? HR’s challenge in balancing value and values (CAHRS Working Paper #04-11). Ithaca, NY: Cornell University, School of Industrial and Labor Relations, Center for Advanced Human Resource Studies.
To appear in: S. Meisinger, M. Losey, and D. Ulrich (Eds.), The Future of HR: 50 Thought Leaders Call for Change. NY: John Wiley and Sons.