ORGSTUDY 495 - Special Topics in Organizational Studies
Section: 003 Strategic Change through Managing Human Resources
Term: FA 2018
Subject: Organizational Studies (ORGSTUDY)
Department: LSA Organizational Studies
Credits:
3
Waitlist Capacity:
unlimited
Waitlist Notes:
Seats will first be reserved for OS students, if you would like information on how to be added to the waitlist, please contact the professor (dsweetma@umich.edu)
Advisory Prerequisites:
Restricted to Organizational Studies Majors.
Repeatability:
May be elected four times for credit. May be elected more than once in the same term.
Primary Instructor:

At its core, business is a people-driven enterprise. One of the most critical success factors for organizational leaders is the ability to successfully and efficiently implement strategically important change. Because change of any magnitude is an inherently social process in organizations, it is vital that an organization’s human resources workforce is capable of skillfully navigating the constantly changing corporate world in which it operates.

Grounded in organizational behavior research and theory, this course provides practical understanding and skills to manage human resources in the context of strategic change. Topics include (but are not limited to): thinking strategically, culture, job analysis and design, recruitment and selection, training and development, performance management, and incremental and transformational approaches to change. Understanding these important human capital concepts will equip students with the tools needed to devise effective strategies to better navigate changes in the workplace.

Course Requirements:

Class participation (20%), case write-ups (25%), a multi-step employment life-cycle exercise (15%), professional networking and analysis (10%), a final organization group presentation (15%), and individual action plan (15%). See syllabus for more info

Intended Audience:

Organizational Studies Students as well as upper level undergraduate or graduate students who have an interest in Organizational Theory and Human Resources

Class Format:

3 hours seminar/weekly

ORGSTUDY 495 - Special Topics in Organizational Studies
Schedule Listing
001 (SEM)
P
22653
Open
6
1ORGSTUDY Majors
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TuTh 11:30AM - 1:00PM
002 (SEM)
P
27856
Open
17
 
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TuTh 4:00PM - 5:30PM
003 (SEM)
P
28693
Open
14
1ORGSTUDY Majors
-
Th 2:30PM - 5:30PM
004 (SEM)
P
31019
Open
17
3ORGSTUDY Majors
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MW 2:30PM - 4:00PM
005 (SEM)
P
31020
Open
6
 
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TuTh 1:00PM - 2:30PM
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ISBN: 158644204X
Business-focused HR : 11 processes to drive results, Author: Scott P. Mondore, Shane S. Douthitt, Marisa A. Carson., Publisher: Society for Human Resource Management 2011
Required
ISBN: 1422158004
HBR's 10 must reads on change management., Author: [with contrib. John P. Kotter ... et al.]., Publisher: Harvard Business Review Press [Reprint] 2011
Required
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