Full course description
This course is aimed at getting to know more about organizations, at gaining an understanding of workplaces, and learning about how to enhance your relationships with the organizations that you encounter throughout your life and career ahead. Organization Theory is a branch of social sciences that is particularly interested in the why, how, and when multiple individuals join efforts to reach a common goal. It is a multidisciplinary subject drawing from disciplines such as arts and humanities, educational sciences, psychology, evolutionary biology, economics, and politics. These multiple lenses through which we view organizations, makes Organization Theory a fascinating and relevant topic to explore and examine at any stage of your study program. Main topics covered in this course are organization-environment relations, organizational design types and culture, leadership development, HRM and well-being, and managing diversity and inclusion at work.
Provide insight and enhance knowledge about the impact of external environment on how an organization is designed.
Provide insight and enhance knowledge about various organization designs.
Provide insight and enhance knowledge about the components of organizational structure and organizational culture.
Provide insight and enhance knowledge on the impact of leadership and learning processes on organization design.
Prepare for future practice in designing and managing organizational systems and learning processes.
Develop discussion competence, constructive feedback seeking and feedback giving approaches, and the capacity to critically analyse within topics and synthesize across topics.
Develop the ability to professionally lead discussions and give impactful presentations.
- Academic journal articles, (business) press articles, case texts, etc,