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(a) Course Design Rationale

The Rationale and objective of the courses to impart to the student:

  1. An understanding of the theory and principles of Organization Management and the resulting ability to practice effective and pragmatic management.
  2. The ability to perceive issues from an overall strategic organization management perspective.
  3. The means to analyse developments in an organisation’s macro environment in the order to enable the organization to take advantages of changing opportunities.
  4. The means to effectively understand the organization problem and harness resources to achieve the objectives of the organization and its members.
  5. The ability to become a performance-oriented change agent.   

( b) Course Outline

  1. Introduction to the subject and the course
  2. Module A: Introduction, majors schools of thought and theories
    1. Introduction to organizational management, nature , scope and complexity
    2. Longitudinal thinking and legacy factor
    3. Theory and majors schools of thought and framework of organizational analysis
    4. Systems contingency approach to organization theory and practice; techniques of organizational diagnosis
    5. Theory of organizational structures – nature and consequence of structure    
  3.  Module B: Impact of structure, organization change and intervention strategy
    1. Socio-culture dimension of work and behavior
    2. Impact of Environment and cultural variables on organization structure & Style
    3. Organization change & Organization development
    4. Intervention strategies for organization development - Individual, Group & Interpersonal Interventions
    5. Total System Intervention & Stabilizing Change, MBO  
  4. Module C: Environment Analysis & Impact: Automation, Interdependence & Evaluation Issues
    1. Nature of Organizational Processes
    2. Environmental analysis Techniques & impact for organizational growth
    3. Issues of Mechanization, Automation & Computerization
    4. Organization Interdependence
    5. Organization Evaluation.

S.No.

Content

Hours

1

Introduction to the subject and the course

1 hr

2

Module A: Introduction, majors schools of thought and theories

 

2.1

Introduction to organizational management, nature , scope and complexity

3 hrs

2.2

Longitudinal thinking and legacy factor

2 hrs

2.3

Theory and majors schools of thought and framework of organizational analysis

3 hrs

2.4

Systems contingency approach to organization theory  and practice; techniques of organizational diagnosis.

2 hrs

2.5

Theory of organizational structures - nature and
consequence of structure    

2 hrs

3

Module B: Impact of structure, organization change and intervention  strategy

 

3.1

Socio-culture dimension of work and behavior

3 hrs

3.2

Impact of Environment and cultural variables on organization structure & Style

4 hrs

3.3

Organization change & Organisation development

3 hrs

3.4

Intervention strategies for organization development - Individual, Group &  Interpersonal Interventions

4 hrs

3.5

Total System Intervention & Stabilising Change, MBO  

2 hrs

4

Module C: Environment Analysis & Impact: Automation, Interdependence & Evaluation Issues

 

4.1

Nature of Organisational Processes

2 hrs

4.2

Environmental analysis Techniques & impact for organizational growth

2 hrs

4.3

Issues of Mechnisation, Automation & Computerisation

2 hrs

4.4

Organisation Interdependence

2 hrs

4.5

Organisation Evaluation

3 hrs

Total Hours

40



Basic knowledge of principles of management suitable to the first year of MBA education /B.Tech final year.


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  8. Pucik Vladimir, Tichy Noel M. and Barnett, Carole K. (Ed.) - "Globalising Management: creating and Leading the Competitive Organisation", John wiley & Sons Inc., 1993.



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