Work and Organizational Psychology
- The aim of the course is to offer students a deep understanding of modern organizational behavior taking place in the society against the backdrop of rapid development of technologies and digital transformation of the economy. More specifically, students will enhance their knowledge of concepts, models, theories, and research findings that are central to the study of organizational and work psychology, organizational change, innovation and leadership from psychological background. This course also focuses on developing analytical and practical skills to enable students to manage people and modern organization.
- understand the main theoretical approaches, practical questions, concepts of organizational and work psychology
- critically reflect and apply main motivational theories in organizational psychology
- compare and apply different organizational structures for desired organizational behavior of employees
- reflect upon organizational cultures' types and choose appropriate one for desired organizational behavior
- able to use the specific concepts, models, and methods of decision making process to solve complex problems in business organizations
- plan and execute the team research projects to generate and evaluate complex ideas and organizational practices
- able to use the tools of creativity to generate and implement innovative ideas and new products
- critically reflect upon theoretical approaches and analyze their application to achieve effective organizational change towards innovation
- analyze and use social power main theories for evaluation of organizational behavior
- analyze and train contemporary leadership styles in a dynamic 21st century work environment, acting consistently, ethically and socially responsibly
- Introduction to modern work and organizational psychology.Age of digital transformation. Globalization. Innovative technologies and people.
- Motivation in organization.Work performance. Job-satisfaction. Work engagement. Self-determination theory. Basic psychological needs theory. Intrinsic vs extrinsic motivation (Deci and Ryan). Self-efficacy theory (Bandura). Goal-Setting Theory (Locke). Expectancy theory. Equity theory.
- Organizational design: organizational structure.Vertical vs horizontal organizational structure. Job design. Matrix organization. Project management: agile. Holacracy business model.
- Organizational design: organizational culture.Typology of organizational culture. Levels of organizational culture. Trust/ autonomy at organization. Flexible management. Holacracy business model. Intel case “Intel’s new strategy: jump to the future”. Valve case.
- Decision-making process in organization.Psychological bias. Knowledge sharing. Organizational learning and learning organization. Nudge theory (Richard Thaler and Cass Sunstein).
- Teamwork in organization.Groupthink. Teamwork roles. Teams: virtual teams, cross-cultural teams, multifunctional teams. Team conflicts.
- Creativity in organization.Methods of new ideas’ generation. Design thinking. Brainstorm. Mindmap. Team creativity. Individual vs Organizational creativity. Networks roles and ties in generation of new ideas (Granovetter, 1973)
- Organizational change and innovation management.Innovation ecosystem. Theory of social influence and social change (Moscovici,1976). Opinion leaders. Types of innovations (product, process, business model). Readiness to organizational change. Resistance to change.
- Leadership in organization of 21t century: power.Social power theories. Transformation of relationships. Power paradox.
- Leadership in organization of 21t century: modern leadership styles.Transformational, transactional leadership styles. Servant leadership. Innovation leadership. Ambidextrous leadership. Self-leadership.
- Interim assessment (2 module)0.225 * Class participation, preparedness and attendance + 0.263 * Homework №1 + 0.262 * Homework №2. + 0.25 * Test
- Christensen, C. M. (2013). The Innovator’s Dilemma : When New Technologies Cause Great Firms to Fail. Boston, Massachusetts: Harvard Business Review Press. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=nlebk&AN=675240
- Schwartz, B. (2015). Why We Work. New York: Simon & Schuster/ TED. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=nlebk&AN=1970298
- Organizational design : a step-by-step approach, Burton, R. M., Obel, B., 2015