The course covers concepts, models, theories, tools and processes in leadership, organisation and personnel management at three organisational levels: individual, group and organisation. A special focus is put on knowledge and technology-intensive activities. The course covers three fields/levels:
Individual level: Leadership models and theories - i.e. theories and models at individual level that defines and explains cooperation, efficient and successful leadership, difference between management and leadership, personal leadership, power, motivation and influence, leadership styles and classical and modern views on leadership.
Group level: Group/team organisation and development models and theories - i.e. theories and models at group level that define group and team, describe different types of groups, group/team roles, strengths and weaknesses with teams, group/team development process and leadership and organisational challenges in team-based environments
Organizational level: Organisational models and human resource management (HRM) models, i.e. theories and models that describe the HRM function in an organisation which include different views on organisations and HRM, challenges for the HRM function, HR configurations, flexibility, recruitment and organisation.
Intended learning outcomes *
On completion of the course, the students should be able to:
For grade E show that you can...
use relevant concepts and models at all three levels individual, group and organisation based on own experiences
For higher grades A-D Furthermore show that you can:
explain the most important models and theories for one of the three levels individual, group and organisation
describe how individual, group and organisational processes interact and apply relevant concepts, models and theories on typical cases in different environments.
analyse how models interact at individual, group and organizational level, choose and apply theory for practical problem situations and discuss limitations in existing theories and models
apply and critically review models at individual, group and organizational level and show how they interact, apply models and theories on complex situation,s and suggest fields for future research
reflect on how individual, group and organisational processes interact based on own experiences