This course explores three different perspectives on organizations that will help students understand issues involved in both managing and being managed at work. More specifically, we look at organizations through the lenses of design, power, and culture. Each lens provides explanations of why some organizations flourish whereas others collapse, and why people within organizations behave the way they do. We will discuss the managerial implications of each lens and provide students with the skills and tools to thoroughly diagnose organizational problems and to tackle them with the appropriate actions.
PEOPLE ANALYTICS: HR MANAGEMENT AND DATA
This course examines how to use data analytics to manage people inside organizations. In this course, we will analyze this new approach to people management and focus on how people analytics can support decisions such as: Who should be hired for what job? How to use AI to make hiring decisions? How to assess and manage employee performance? How to retain top performers? How to measure organizational culture? We will focus on understanding what data and analytical approaches are currently employed by people analytics experts. The course will provide students with people analytics insights to understand: a) how to use data to manage people; b) how to build a career as analysts in the growing field of people analytics; c) how their own data may be used by their future employers.