iop460 | undergraduate

Organizational Cultures

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This course provides students with the concepts of different types and ecosystems of organizations: corporate giants, non-profit service providers, leading edge start-ups and military and governments. The course examines competing organizational dynamics including structural, human relations, political, and symbolic. Topics include types and characteristics of organizations, learning organizations, and dealing with organizational ambiguity and complexity.

This undergraduate-level course is 5 To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Representative.

Course details:

Credits: 3
Continuing education units: XX
Professional development units: XX
Duration: 5

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    Managing Across Cultures

    • Identify the significance of understanding a host country’s institutions and legal systems.
    • Identify the prime challenges for managers and corporations operating in a host country.
    • Define cross-cultural management.
    • Discuss the concepts of managing local employees globally and global employees locally.

    Leadership, Power, and Politics

    • Describe the shared elements of trait, behavior, and situational models of leadership.
    • Identify the different levels of power within an organization.
    • Distinguish between leaders who have a positive effect and those who have a negative effect on an organization.
    • Analyze organizational strategies of coalition building and decision-making processes.
    • Identify processes for influencing effective leadership in a dynamic environment.

    Innovations and Applications of Organizational Learning and Decision-Making

    • Examine the decision-making processes in organizations.
    • Describe and apply useful decision-making models and practices.
    • Analyze the roles of creativity and intuition in both the decision-making process and innovations.
    • Evaluate current trends in organizational advancements related to ethics, culture, and technology.

    Organizational Culture and Change

    • Differentiate between organizational culture and organizational climate.
    • Identify the three levels of organizational cultures.
    • Compare individual learning and culture to organizational learning and culture.
    • Explain how organizational cultures address external adaptation and integration.

    Valuing Organizational Diversity and Ethics

    • Describe how diversity, inclusion, and privilege create barriers in workforce participation.
    • Explain barriers to workforce diversity.
    • Analyze regulatory constraints on organizational values.
    • Analyze discrimination as an unethical and illegal business practice.
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