Work Organization and Job Design

Faculteit Economie en Bedrijfskunde
Jaar 2017/18
Vakcode EBB601B05
Vaknaam Work Organization and Job Design
Niveau(s) bachelor
Voertaal Engels
Periode semester II a
ECTS 5
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Uitgebreide vaknaam Work Organization and Job Design
Leerdoelen Upon completion of the course the student is able to:
1. Recognize the critical role of human resources in work processes.
2. Explain and distinguish crucial levers for the management and leadership of human resources, based on relevant theories and research.
3. Recognize and explain the complex interplay of personal and contextual factors in the management and leadership of human resources, based on relevant theories and research.
4. Assess and analyze key levers for the management and leadership of human resources through interviews, and communicate the results both orally and in writing.
5. Formulate and communicate practical, research-based recommendations for human resource interventions that leverage employees' performance potentials.
Omschrijving In today's business environment, companies are faced with increasing demands in terms of flexibility, innovation capacity, and product quality. Employees and their performance potentials represent a crucial resource to meet these challenges. Human performance in organizations hinges on various individual and contextual features, however, and companies need to effectively manage such features to be successful in the long-run. This class will, therefore, discuss both individual determinants (e.g., cognitive ability, personality, job design, emotional intelligence) and contextual determinants (e.g., leadership, team processes, organizational structure and strategy, work organization) of human performance. Utilizing an applied, design-oriented perspective, it will outline approaches to assess and analyze such determinants and to influence them through organizational interventions. The class will combine lecturing elements with various assignments to promote students' understanding of the concepts discussed. Also, student teams will analyze an actual business unit to apply the class contents in real-world settings. A one-day interviewing workshop is part of the course, enabling students to learn and practice the skills they need to successfully complete this project. And finally, self-assessments and tests will be used to stimulate students' self-reflection.
Uren per week 3
Onderwijsvorm hoorcolleges, opdracht(en), vaardighedentraining, zelfstudie
Toetsvorm opdracht(en), presentatie(s), schriftelijk tentamen met meerkeuzevragen, schriftelijk tentamen met open vragen
Vaksoort bachelor
Coördinator E. Martinescu
Docent(en) E. Martinescu
Verplichte literatuur
Titel Auteur ISBN Prijs
Essentials of Organizational Behavior, 12th, global edition, Pearson Robbins, S.P., and T.A. Judge 9780273787013 ca. €  65,00
Syllabus of selected articles Various
Entreevoorwaarden Note that a technical background is recommended for this course.
Opmerkingen For more information contact the secretariat: +31 (0)50 3634288
Opgenomen in
Opleiding Jaar Periode Type
BSc Bedrijfskunde/Bdk  ( Technology Management/TM) 2 semester II a verplicht
BSc Industrial Engineering and Management 3 semester II a verplicht
Pre-MSc-programma’s FEB  (Pre-MSc BA Change Management) 1 semester II a verplicht
Pre-MSc-programma’s FEB  (Pre-MSc Supply Chain Management/SCM) 1 semester II a verplicht
Pre-MSc-programma’s FEB  (Pre-MSc Technology and Operations Management/TOM) 1 semester II a verplicht
Pre-MSc-programma’s FEB  (Pre-MSc Human Resource Management/HRM) 1 semester II a verplicht