Ibm 's Global Talent Management Strategy

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IBM’s Global Talent Management Strategy:
The Vision of the Globally Integrated Enterprise

Objective: Workforce Management Initiative (WMI) will transform the way IBM manages it most important asset- Human Resources. They will use Analytics and Behavioral Science to improve Organizational Performance.

History of IBM:
IBM was founded in 1911. It had a strong market in computing business that focused on the Main Frame Computing. IBM reached its great success when IBM PC came out in the 1980s, but it failed in the 1990s, mainly because it did not keep up with clients’ needs. Lou Gerstner, IBM CEO, in 1993 came on board and fixed the problem. He focused on effective marketing and product lines. Under his leadership, IBM experienced its success once more and was profiting from the growing Internet business. Gerstner passed his baton of IBM leadership to a young, 31 year old, Sam Palmisano as an IBM CEO in March 2002. Before his position as a CEO, Palmisano had run IBM’s integrated global services group from 1996-1999. Under his leadership and the legacy of Gerstner, IBM was on solid footing and had acquired PWC Consulting from the Price Waterhouse Cooper organization. IBM became global innovator in services: integrated, available on demand, locally innovative, and globally synergistic.
IBM Central Issue:
The main issue that IBM was facing was its highly qualified and motivated workforce could not provide the global flexibility to serve the
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