Work Design and Team Processes

Faculteit Economie en Bedrijfskunde
Jaar 2021/22
Vakcode EBM012A05
Vaknaam Work Design and Team Processes
Niveau(s) master, uitwisseling
Voertaal Engels
Periode semester I a
ECTS 5
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Uitgebreide vaknaam Work Design and Team Processes
Leerdoelen Upon completion of the course the student is able to (i.e. intended learning outcomes):
1. use a scientific approach in their work as a future professional HRM officer in organizational settings.
2. analyze the consequences of a (mis)match between labor demand and labor supply for long-term team effectiveness and team-related social responsibility issues.
3. apply most relevant theories in the field on how to motivate employees for attaining collective organizational goals to HRM policies.
4. conduct an empirical study the interplay between team and employee viability in organizations.
5. present and discuss the results of the empirical study for a larger audience.
6. reflect and provide feedback on the work of peers.
Omschrijving This course aims to integrate recent developments in Organizational Behavior with insights derived from Psychology, Sociology and Management. Students acquire advanced knowledge about the functioning of teams and individual employees therein. The emphasis will be on understanding why individual and team task performance indicators, as well as a collective focus on social responsibility and sustainability, are contingent on five key social dynamic factors, namely: identity processes, diversity, employee mobility, hierarchical power structures within organizations and organizational change. The course will address the most relevant theories on these topics, and illustrate their relevance for personnel management based on recent empirical findings. Moreover, the course will provide guidelines for theoretically based HRM interventions to improve team work in organizations.
Uren per week 2
Onderwijsvorm -groepsbegeleiding ,  -hoorcollege , groepsbegeleiding
Toetsvorm -groepsopdracht,  -groepspresentatie, open boek tentamen, schriftelijk tentamen met open vragen
(The examination consists of two parts: 1) Open book exam (consisting of 8 questions, weigh factor 40%) and 2) Group Assignment on Work Teams Arrangements (consisting of an essay and group presentation, weigh factor: 60%) Students have to pass each course part in order to fulfill the course requirements. This means that compensation is not possible.)
Vaksoort master
Coördinator prof. dr. F.A. Rink
Docent(en) prof. dr. F.A. Rink ,dr. H.J. van de Brake
Verplichte literatuur
Titel Auteur ISBN Prijs
t.b.a. on Nestor 3 weeks before the start of the course
Entreevoorwaarden This field course is exclusively offered to students officially registered as exchange students (max = 8), or as participants in the Masters of Science Human Resource Management and Change Management.
Opmerkingen For further information please contact the secretary of MSc HRM: Zedef Karakayali, z.karakayali@rug.nl - phone: +31 (0)50 363 4288, room 5411-0343
This course is also open for a max of 5 exchange students.
Opgenomen in
Opleiding Jaar Periode Type
Courses Exchange (MSc)  (Courses Exchange Students (MSc) with limited access) 1 semester I a keuze
MSc BA - Change Management  (keuzevakken MSc BA Change Management) 1 semester I a keuze
MSc BA - Health  (keuzevakken B MSc BA Health) 1 semester I a keuze
MSc Human Resource Management/HRM  (keuzevakken A MSc HRM) 1 semester I a keuze