Spring 2018





Perspectives on Organizational Dynamics

Term: 
Spring 2018
Online: 
No
Course Number: 
DYNM 501 001
Schedule: 
Friday 4:30pm-7:30pm
Day(s): 
Friday
Instructor: 

GRECO, JANET L.

Prerequisite(s): 
Non-DYNM students must complete a course permit request: https://www.sas.upenn.edu/lps/graduate/dynamics/course-permit
Primary Program: 
Organizational Dynamics
Course Note: 
DYNM Category: F; DYNM Concentrations: LMC, GL, OC, SD
Course Description: 

"Perspectives" is both a fundamental and integrating course intended for MSOD students at any point in the program who wish to understand and deploy a multiplicity of dynamics operative in organizations and in the minds that create and inhabit them. It is particularly useful for those in their first year and for non-MSOD students. One key focus is on understanding the implicit mental and emotional frameworks or metaphors that "inform" organizing so that we can virtually see more robust and complex approaches to effectiveness and to leadership within them. Several faculty members highlight their specialties. One special theme examines new management models and thinking frameworks designed to prevail in a 21st century context. Lectures, discussion, and experiential learning are used to build an informed grounding in the history, philosophy, theory and practice of Organizational Dynamics. The course requirements are active class participation, potential application projects/weekly journal, a midterm paper and a final paper.