Layoffs are one way for organizations to balance their human capital supply and human capital demands.
1. In GM’s case, why are layoffs strategic, especially considering GM was not in financial trouble? Consider the roles played by Tesla, Uber, and autonomous vehicle (self-driving) and AI technologies in formulating your response.
2. If GM were to pursue investments in electric vehicles, self-driving vehicles, and AI technologies, how would this influence the workforce planning process? What new kinds of human capital demands will GM face and how can planning help with meeting such demands.