|SES #||TOPICS||KEY QUESTIONS||KEY DATES|
|1||Introduction and overview||What challenges can I expect in my first job?|
Work and careers: Past, present, and future
What do I want/expect from my work/career? How is this similar or different from what my parents and grandparents wanted and expected?
Leading and facilitating teams: An engineering team exercise
|How can I make my team work well?|
Organizations: Past, present, future
How did the modern organization evolve and where is it going?
Organizational analysis: Strategic design lens
How do I analyze and make sense of the organizational structure in which I am working?
Organizational analysis: Political lens
Who will share my interests and who won't? Who has power, and how will it affect what I do?
Putting the political lens to work: Influencing upward in organizations
How do I sell my great idea to higher authorities?
Organization selection for individual paper due
Organizational analysis: Cultural lens
What traditions matter in an organization, and how do they affect what goes on?
The cultural lens in action: The Lincoln Electric case
Why has Lincoln Electric's incentive compensation system worked for decades while most others' have failed?
Applying the three lenses: BP and lessons from the Gulf Coast disaster
|11||Teams in organizations|
Team processes: Strategies for building a high performance team
|14||Introduction to negotiations|| |
How do I negotiate when it looks like I have no power?
Topic selection for group paper due
Recruitment and job offer negotiation
|What should I ask for? What should I offer?|| |
Individual paper draft due
Interest-based bargaining in action: Riggs Engineering case study
Can I put the internet-based tools of Fisher and Ury to work in a real life negotiation? How do I sell this agreement to my "constituents" or superiors?
Leadership and change: Introductions
Leadership and change (cont.)
Leadership continued: The Big Dig, Part 1
Leadership continued: The Big Dig, Part 2
Organizational change: MassDOT case
What structural, political, and cultural challenges have to be addressed to integrate multiple agencies into a single efficient transportation organization and system?
Managing the innovation process
How do ideas move from the laboratory through the organization to the marketplace?
Corporate responsibility in global supply chain
What purpose(s) should corporations serve? Should Nike and other global corporations be held responsible for the practices of their suppliers? If so, how?
Team reports on change project
|Individual paper due|
Inventing the future: Wrap-up
Team paper due