Fiches de cours 2017-2018

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Organizational behavior

MGT-412

Enseignant(s) :

Bubenzer Philipp

Langue:

English

Withdrawal

It is not allowed to withdraw from this subject after the registration deadline.

Remarque

Special schedule. See the MTE website: http://cdm.epfl.ch/mte/study-plan

Summary

This course provides key concepts and tools to understand and influence behaviors of individuals and groups in organizations. Participants will acquire essential knowledge for developing their leadership potential in areas such as decision making, influence, motivation and team dynamics.

Content

Course framework: The congruence model

The course will kick off by providing a rigorous, analytical framework for diagnosing organizational problems, developing solutions and implementing effective action. This model will be used throughout the course to organize the different topics and clarify how they are interrelated.

 

Individual-level foundations of organizational behavior

Once the framework has been introduced, the course will dive into understanding individual-level foundations of organizational behavior. Grounded in rigorous empirical research, topics covered will include personality, motivation, decision making (including biases and heuristics) as well as creativity.

 

Group-level foundations of organizational behavior

Building on these individual-level foundations, the course will then focus on organizational phenomena that arise when individuals come together and interact. Topics covered will include influence and power, social capital and networks, team dynamics and organizational identity and culture.

Keywords

Organizational behavior, Decision making, Motivation, Influence, Group/Team dynamics, Identity/Culture

Learning Outcomes

Transversal skills

Teaching methods

Interactive lecture, group experiments, written report, guest lecturer

Expected student activities

Assessment methods

Continuous assessment combining:

25% participation during the semester

25% team project evaluation

50% written exam

Supervision

Assistants Yes

Resources

Virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI)

No

Bibliography

Will be provided in course syllabus at the beginning of the semester

Dans les plans d'études

Semaine de référence

 LuMaMeJeVe
8-9     
9-10     
10-11     
11-12     
12-13     
13-14     
14-15     
15-16     
16-17     
17-18     
18-19     
19-20     
20-21     
21-22     
En construction
 
      Cours
      Exercice, TP
      Projet, autre

légende

  • Semestre d'automne
  • Session d'hiver
  • Semestre de printemps
  • Session d'été
  • Cours en français
  • Cours en anglais
  • Cours en allemand