Resource, capital, acquisition or human? (PDF)

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This article explores how the way one refers to employees – as “resources”, “capital”, “acquisitions” or people — affects internal relations.

Examining the origin of some of the terms, and the current state of civilization, the article raises questions about the validity of many of them.

CEOs, people managers (a.k.a. HR managers), public relations, employee relations, and communication management professionals will find this an edgy read.

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Resource, capital, acquisition or human?

Words, labels and titles are not insignificant. They serve as building blocks for good relations and for action. Why else would love poems incite passion and a fiery speech a revolution?

This article explores how the way one refers to employees – as “resources”, “capital”, “acquisitions” or people — affects internal relations.

Examining the origin of some of the terms, and the current state of civilization, the article raises questions about the validity of many of them.

CEOs, people managers (a.k.a. HR managers), public relations, employee relations, and communication management professionals will find this an edgy read.

 

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This 6-page document is formatted with wide margins for double-sided printing on letter-sized paper (8.5 x 11 inches). You can adjust the print settings to fit to any standard page size such as A4 in Europe.

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