15.343 Managing Transformations in Work, Organizations, and Society
The course focuses on skills managers need to adapt to current sweeping changes in the nature of work and the workforce, in business organizations and their roles in society, and in the institutions that interact with work, particularly the labor market, community and family-centered groups. This year's teaching will be the basis for a workshop session at the Sloan School's 50th Anniversary Convocation.
The course will involve a mix of on-campus and off-campus students taking the course via distance learning, and professionals from a variety of organizations who will participate in specific modules of interest to them. One session will be linked to colleagues at Cambridge University in England where a parallel course is being offered.
Managerial issues addressed are associated with managing changes and innovations occurring in the nature of work and organizations and the role of the corporation in society. Topics covered include the changing social contract at work, integrating work and family, managing diversity, managing strategic labor-management partnerships, and managing relations between the firm and its multiple stakeholders. Subject is open to distance learning as well as on-campus students and to industry participants.
|1||Managing the Changing Workforce and Changing Nature of Work||Managing Transformations in Work, Organizations & Society (PDF)|
|2||The Sustainable Corporation: Business and the Environment||The Corporation in Society: Managing for Sustainability (PDF)|
|3||Managing Labor-Management Strategic Partnerships: Are they Sustainable?||Managing Strategic Partnerships (PDF)|
|4||The Changing Workforce: Implications for Work-Family Integration|
|5||Knowledge Work & Knowledge Management: Integrating Human Capital & IT||Knowledge Work & Knowledge Management: Integrating IT & Human Capital in the 21st Century Corporation (PDF)|
|6||Implementing Technical and Social Systems Change: The Case of Knowledge Based Work Systems|
|7||Managing Independent Contractor/Project Worker Relations||Managing Independent Contractor and Project Worker Relations (PDF)|
|8||Managing Cultural Diversity in Global Organizations||Managing Diversity for Business and Personal Success (PDF)|
|9||Leadership Skills for the 21st Century||Leadership Skills for the 21st Century (PDF)|
|10||Transforming Regional, National and International Institutions||Transforming Regional, National, & International Institutions (PDF)|