Reflective Summative: Review and reflect on the Restrictive Policies Discussion Board. Based on your review and reflection of new learnings in this course, write at least 350-550 words on the following:
- What have you learned from others’ responses?
- What were the most compelling points from the interaction with your fellow students?
- How did participating in this discussion help in your understanding of the Discussion Board task?
- What is still unclear after the discussion with your classmates that needs to be clarified?
Restrictive Policies Discussion
Primary Task Response: Within the Discussion Board area, write at least 350–550 words that will respond to the following questions with your thoughts, ideas, and comments. This will be the foundation for future discussions by your classmates. Be substantive and clear and use examples to reinforce your ideas:
The following case study provides an example of an ethical/legal issue faced by many HR professionals. The issue of technology in the workplace and employee use of the technology has become an increasingly common challenge, and you have seen how this may be an issue with the jewelry company.
Click here for the case study.
After reading the above article and researching other examples of what some companies are facing, post your response and a defense of your position to the following questions:
- Do you feel a policy restricting employee Internet use is ethically sound?
- Do you feel that the monitoring of employee activity on the computer is ethically sound?
- What are the business implications for employees’ personal use of company assets?
- What approach will you take to address this issue with the jewelry company?
Responses to Other Students: Respond to at least two of your fellow classmates with at least a 200–300 word reply about their Primary Task Response regarding items you found to be compelling and enlightening. To help you with your discussion, please consider the following questions:
- What did you learn from your classmate’s posting?
- What additional questions do you have after reading the posting?
- What clarification do you need regarding the posting?
- How would this topic be of value to you in your life or career?
Respond to this essay:
Unit 3 Summary DB
HRMT 645 1702A 01
Dr. Shameka Davenport
4 30 2017
Some content previously submitted by Tina Jernigan. Re-purposed work from Unit 2 DB 1, HRMT645 1702A 01 class with Dr. Shameka Davenport on 4/18/2017.
I learned from fellow peer’s responses in the discussion boards additional information regarding the topic we were discussing not just based on research, but from individual experiences in their professional lives. Whether they have just a couple of years’ experience or a few years’ experience, when they share that kind of information we have gained valuable knowledge.
When it comes to compelling topics I would have to say that it was in the Unit 2 DB 1 on how there are laws protecting company’s when it comes to monitoring. Policy does not override a local, state, or federal law when it comes to privacy, but there is a law that protects organizations when it comes to monitoring and/or recording employees, business associates, and clients. In this situation, Diamond Express Inc. has the right to write policies that will protect their organization since they deal with diamonds, but at the same time they cannot violate the Kimberley Process Certification which is protected under The Clean Diamond Trade Act which prohibits acquiring, trading, and selling blood diamonds which would also be considered an act of terrorism under the USA Patriot Act (HR Legal Resources, 2017), (US Legal, Inc., 2017).
Participating in the discussion boards gave me the chance to acquire new knowledge on the topic being discussed due to fellow peers sharing the information they used in their discussion boards. Even though we may all have the same questions to answer, some of us may have discovered additional information on the subject during our research. Thus, we have learned from each other.
Basically, there is nothing to be discussed when it comes to clarifications. Fellow peers were quick to respond to questions I may have asked concerning their discussion boards and the responses were written clearly for understanding.
This has been another class I was grateful to be in since Dr. Shameka Davenport was the facilitator. I always tell my senior advisor before a class starts that I expect the best instructor possible and I refuse to settle for less. I would never have accomplished this education so far unless I stood my ground because I firmly believe a student receives a quality education from a quality instructor.
Good luck everyone in the remainder of your educational journey.
HR Legal Resources, (2017). Privacy Law. Retrieved from the website
US Legal, Inc., (2017). Clean Diamond Trade Act Law and Definition. Retrieved from the
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Operational Human Resource Management
Unit 3 Discussion Board
Dr. Shameka Davenport
May 5, 2017
Focusing back on this course and what I have learned from my peers has been a wonderful experience. Reading through others posts, I did notice a majority of us shared the same thoughts and ideas. One of the things I like most about the discussion boards is being able to reflect on each other’s posts and seeing how someone else reached their ideas. Even though we may have the same thoughts and ideas not everyone reaches the conclusion the same way. I have received some helpful feedback and I am thankful for everyone’s responses.
One of the most compelling parts of this course and interacting with my peers, was the assignment on empowerment. Reading everyone’s views on empowerment either being beneficial or detrimental to a business was very eye opening. We all come from different backgrounds and reading how it could be beneficial to one line of work and seeing the opposite for another, was very interesting. This reminds me of a class I took when I was working on my Bachelor’s degree, three different majors (Social Work, English, and Engineering) all read the same book. At the end of the semester all three majors got together and reflected on the book. Each major had different thoughts and perspectives of what certain situations in the book meant. Seeing how the three groups perceived things in a different way was interesting and makes you realize that what you feel may be correct there are other ways to look at things. This is how I feel when I participate in the discussion posts.
When working on the discussion posts, I read the instructions and feel that I understand them and start working on the assignment. After reading other discussion posts, it helped me view the discussion board tasks in a different way previously of what I understood. Having the opportunity to read and respond to other student’s discussion posts assists opening your mind and being able to view things in a different way that one is used to.
If anything, I have learned more from my peers and the professor. I do not feel there needs to be any clarification on the discussions. It is hard to learn everything in just a short five weeks, but I have enjoyed this course and everything that I have learned and am anxious to continue my education and learning from my peers.