Learning outcomes of the course unit
Knowledge and understanding
At the end of the course, the student will have acquired the basic knowledge related to: individual and organizational behavior, corporate culture and ethics, work motivation, leadership, individual and group decision-making processes, organizational communication.
Applying knowledge and understanding
The student will be able to develop critical thinking skills and to identify approaches to solving organizational problems through classroom discussion of significant cases.
The student will be able to assess the impact of organizational behavior and strategic and operational decisions on the human resources management.
At the end of the course, the student will able to communicate and explain the main contents of the course.
Students who have attended the course will be able to deepen their knowledge in the field of human resources management, through the autonomous consultation of specialized texts, journals or dissemination, even outside of the topics covered in class.
Course contents summary
The course examines the management and development of the human resources through the perspective of organizational behavior. The focus is placed first on the individuals, then on the team work and finally on the organization in its entire
. On Ethics and Economics
. On Ethics and good management
. People-oriented organizations
• Ethics, human person and organizational behavior
• Personality and individual behavior
• Culture and organizational socialization
• Values, attitudes, skills and job satisfaction
• Work performance evaluation
• Individual and Group Decision Making
• Team and group work
• Conflict management and negotiation
• Organizational Communication
• Organizational Change
• Leadership and organizational effectiveness
Sen A.K., Etica ed economia, Editori Laterza
Melè D., Management Ethics. Placing Ethics at the Core of Good Management, Palgrave Macmillan, 2012 (consigliato)
Kreitner R., Kinichi A., Comportamento organizzativo, Apogeo, 2013
The theoretical topics of the course are explained by means of lectures. Exercises and business cases are proposed on the practical parts of the course.
Assessment methods and criteria
The exam consists of a written test and an oral one