ORGANIZATION: PEOPLE AND TECHNOLOGIES
The course is an advanced course focused on two main aspects of Organization: people working in the enterprises and information and communication technologies.
Scope of the course is to prepare students to imagine and design organizational and technological solutions for innovation in international enterprises with a socio-technical approach.
-Basic knowledge on organization topics.
-Interest and curiosity on people management and ICT items.
The course is an advanced course on two main aspects of Organization: people working in the enterprises and information and communication technologies. Scope of the course is to prepare students to imagine and design organizational and technological solutions for innovation in international enterprises. We have chosen to present the items with a socio-technical approach that: manage the impact of new technologies on human resources; use people competencies in an effective way through technological tools. One part of the course aims at presenting how today effective human resource management is necessary to gain true competitive advantage in the marketplace, particularly underlying three challenges companies face nowadays, that are sustainability, technology, and globalization. In particular, the course focuses on issues that are changing the current role and the activities of HR function. The other part of the course describe the ICT application framework, its impact on enterprise information systems and propose methodologies to design ICT architecture in a human resource oriented perspective. Some sessions are designed by joining these two aspects under the project management perspective, as a method for organizing and realizing new technology-based HR systems.
-Human Resource Management: introduction. What are the HRM functions and how are they changing.
-Strategic Human Resource Management: ways HR provides competitive advantage
-The HRM function: role, organizational structure, managing elements.
-Improving HRM effectiveness through new technologies: information system framework for HR.
-Case studies (in industrial and finance and banking sector)
-People management in international environment: leadership and trade union relationship
-Does IT matter? How and why IT may influence the organization success
-How to organize a project for developing HRM and IT complex systems
-Technologies for innovating in the learning organization: collaboration as a need and virtual team.
Detailed syllabus of the course is available on the learning platform (http://elearning2.uninsubria.it)
Mode of Delivery:
The course is organized with frontal lessons, experiences described by testimonial coming from firms, student work in classroom or in laboratory. It is compulsory the enrollment and the use of the learning platform of the course (see Moodle environment) to prepare preliminary the lessons and to interact with the teachers.
-Part Human Resources: Raymond A. Noe, John R. Hollenbeck, Barry Gerhart, Patrick M. Wright, Human Resource Management: Gaining a Competitive Advantage, 7/e, 2010, McGraw-Hill. Chapters 1-2-4-5-6-7-8-9-11-15-16
o For the items explained during in the lessons, all the materials published on the elearning platform
-The Essentials of Project Management: Business Literacy for HR Professionals, Harvard Business Press, 2006 (entire)
-Part ICT/IS: it will be suggested by the appointed teacher
The student can choose between these two modalities of exam (each one entails the same amount of work):
a)Students will have a written intermediate exam and a written final exam on the two specific sections of the course. At the beginning of the course a restricted number of students will be selected to realize a concrete project on the items of the course as final exam instead of the second written exam. The selection will be defined on the basis of a project proposal done by students: the specification will explained at the first lesson of the course.
b)Students will have an oral examination on the items of the texts advised (only the chapters above indicated).
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