INF 387C: Managing Information Organizations

Overview

This course is designed to help you develop skills and awareness for managing in the context of an information organization. The course emphasizes active learning through class exercises, individual and group assignments, and case discussions. Personal reflection is also critical to your learning and is prompted by assignments. Although oriented to developing practical skills to help you in your career, the material in the course is grounded in theory and research from psychology, small group research, organizational behavior, strategy, innovation and the like. We start at the individual level so that you can begin to develop awareness about yourself and your relationships with others that is critical as a manager. From there, we move on to group level dynamics common in work settings. We end with a focus on organizational issues, including interacting with the external environment.