The logic of the labor supply chain approach is compelling: Efficiently matching labor skills to demands pays off. However, consider what the labor supply chain approach means to workers. As a unit of labor that has certain qualifications, you could be assigned to any of a variety of places and projects. Depending on the need, you might be part of a virtual or physical team, and you might be temporarily moved to another geographic location, until demands fluctuate again.
In a 1-2 page paper, identify the potential problem you see here. Indicate how you would learn to effectively work with new people. Since moving to a new place can be unsettling, indicate how you would develop a sense of team, trust, a common culture, interpersonal relations, and so on, as components of performance. Determine whether you are in favor of or against the use of labor supply chain software, and defend your position. After the major pros and cons are considered, identify ways to offset the potential disadvantages of the labor supply chain approach.
Source: Adapted from Malykhina, E. (2005, March 21). Supplying labor to meet demand. Information Week, 69�72.
Length shall be 2-3 pages, APA formatted, citing at least 3 references in support of your paper