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APS-6020 Managing People in Technology-Based Organizations

Regardless of the size and purpose of the organization and the level of technology involved, people are the common denominator when managing in an information-based global economy. Success or failure hinges on the ability to attract, develop, retain, and motivate a diverse array of appropriately-skilled employees. The purpose of this course is to help students appreciate the value of effective management of people in technology-based organizations as well as to provide the approaches, tools, and methods for doing so. The course will aid students in influencing performance in technological organizations by showing the linkages between contemporary organizational behavior theories and their application. The course has a pragmatic perspective, and the theory-practice link relies on real-life examples, current events, and case studies. Students will both understand organizational behavior concepts and be able to apply them to technology-based organizations. The course focuses on three levels of managing behavior in organizations: managing individual employees; managing groups and relationships effectively; and managing behavior across the organization. In addition, the course will cover emerging organizational behavior topics facing technology-based organizations, such as managing a global workforce, virtual organizations and teams, motivating for creativity/innovation, designing high performance work systems, developing learning organizations, self-efficacy, transformational leadership, work-life balance, the linkage of motivation theory to practice, creating a culture for high performance, and change management.

Credits: 3

Offered in Jan 2023, Apr 2023, Jul 2023, Jan 2024

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