The course takes place in period

2 (2022-10-24 to 2022-12-31)

Level/category

Professional studies

Teaching language

English

Type of course

Compulsory

Cycle/level of course

First

Recommended year of study

3

Total number of ECTS

5 cr

Competency aims

In this study unit the focus will be for you to
build the following competencies:

Resilience competency
Fact-based decision making Competency
Leadership competency
Local and Global Societal Competencies
Communicative and Social Competency
Learning Competency

analytical skills, strategic
thinking, holistic thinking, metaphorical
thinking, cultural awareness

Competency aims:

You will learn theories of organizational
behavior and can apply them to real organizations
and you can use metaphors as a tool for working
with organizational change and strategy.

The competencies support the following Sustainable
Development Goals (SDGs): 3, 4, 5, 8, 9, 10, 13,
17

Learning outcomes

Once you have completed the study unit you will:
Have knowledge of theories and models which
explain organisational behavior (knowledge)
Be able to apply organisational theories to real
organizations (skills)
Be able to analyze life in organisations with the
help of metaphors (skills)
Use metaphors as a tool for working with
organisational change and strategy (skills)
Have a critical perspective in describing and
explaining organisational behavior (attitude)

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Course contents

In this course you learn about the life in
organizations with the help of metaphors and
theories related to organizational culture. The
course is very hands on and will develop your
analytical skills. A metaphor provides a lens for
interpreting novel organizational situations and
developing a sense for how individual and group
behaviors are organized. Organization and
organizational behavior from different
perspectives

Organizational traits; strategy, structure,
culture, power

Organizational processes; communication,
learning, change, leadership, decision making

The relation between the organization and the
outer context

Analyzing and a real organization with the help
of the introduced tools (metaphors)

Way of working: interactive discussion groups and
analytical writing, readings

Prerequisites and co-requisites

20 cr completed from the subject module.

Additional information

The course requires attendance in the discussion
seminars where presentations and analysis of own
case company are elaborated on.

We will work according to the following model:
Kick off Friday 28th of October
On Tuesdays a weekly metaphor will be presented
and you need to prepare by reading the relevant
section in the course book before
the Tuesday session starts + submit a summary in
Itslearning. On Thursday we meet to
discuss how you have applied the metaphorical
thinking on your case company.
DL for final analysis report 20.12.

Recommended or required reading

Bolman, L & Deal, T: Reframing organizations
Morgan, G: Organizational analysis
and other relevant sources.
Kahneman, D: Thinking Fast and Slow (selected
chapters)
Mintzberg, H , various writings
Schein. E, various

Study activities

  • Lectures - 20 hours
  • Practical exercises - 30 hours
  • Individual studies - 55 hours
  • Seminars - 30 hours

Workload

  • Total workload of the course: 135 hours
  • Of which autonomous studies: 135 hours
  • Of which scheduled studies: 0 hours

Mode of Delivery

Multiform education

Assessment methods

  • Essays, reports, productions and portfolio

Teacher

  • Adlercreutz Erica
  • Tigerstedt Christa

Examiner

Tigerstedt Christa

Group size

No limit (40 students enrolled)

Assignments valid until

12 months after course has ended

The timetable of the course

THE FIRST SESSION IS MANDATORY AND ONLINE.
Tuesday lectures online, Thursday lectures in class

Course enrolment period

2022-10-10 to 2022-10-20

Assessment methods

  • Date will be announced later - Reports and productions
  • Date will be announced later - Other assignments
Room reservations
Date Time Room Title Description Organizer
2022-10-28 12:15 - 13:15 B518 Organisational Analysis Mandatory course kick off in class. Adlercreutz Erica
Tigerstedt Christa
2022-11-01 09:00 - 10:30 Organisational Analysis Join Zoom Meeting https://arcada.zoom.us/j/66271158163?from=addon Adlercreutz Erica
Tigerstedt Christa
2022-11-03 09:30 - 11:00 Organisational Analysis Session held in Zoom. Metaphor discussion, peer learning (flipped classroom). Hand in required beforehand. Join Zoom Meeting https://arcada.zoom.us/j/65783559494?from=addon Adlercreutz Erica
Tigerstedt Christa
2022-11-08 09:00 - 10:30 Organisational Analysis Hand in metaphor text beforehand. Join Zoom Meeting https://arcada.zoom.us/j/61386992541?from=addon Adlercreutz Erica
Tigerstedt Christa
2022-11-10 09:30 - 11:00 B328 Organisational Analysis Group 1 Adlercreutz Erica
Tigerstedt Christa
2022-11-15 12:30 - 14:00 Organisational Analysis Hand in metaphor text beforehand. Join Zoom Meeting https://arcada.zoom.us/j/65772276255?from=addon Adlercreutz Erica
Tigerstedt Christa
2022-11-17 08:30 - 10:00 B327 Organisational Analysis Group 1 Adlercreutz Erica
Tigerstedt Christa
2022-11-17 08:30 - 10:00 B328 Organisational Analysis Group 2 Adlercreutz Erica
Tigerstedt Christa
2022-11-22 13:15 - 14:45 Organisational Analysis Hand in metaphor text beforehand. Join Zoom Meeting https://arcada.zoom.us/j/68156176083?from=addon Adlercreutz Erica
Tigerstedt Christa
2022-11-23 12:15 - 13:45 B328 Organisational Analysis Group 1 Adlercreutz Erica
2022-11-24 12:15 - 13:45 B328 Organisational Analysis Group 2 Adlercreutz Erica
Tigerstedt Christa
2022-11-29 12:30 - 14:00 Organisational Analysis Hand in the metaphor text beforehand. Join Zoom Meeting https://arcada.zoom.us/j/64090507259?from=addon Adlercreutz Erica
Tigerstedt Christa
2022-12-01 08:30 - 10:00 Organisational Analysis Group 1 Join Zoom Meeting https://arcada.zoom.us/j/69688217605?from=addon Adlercreutz Erica
2022-12-01 08:30 - 10:00 Organisational Analysis Group 2: Online only  Christa Tigerstedt is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting. Join Zoom Meeting https://arcada.zoom.us/j/62420936871?from=addon Tigerstedt Christa
2022-12-05 12:15 - 13:45 Organisational Analysis Hand in your metaphor text beforehand. Join Zoom Meeting https://arcada.zoom.us/j/67247619837?from=addon Adlercreutz Erica
Tigerstedt Christa
2022-12-08 09:30 - 11:00 B328 Organisational Analysis Group 2 Adlercreutz Erica
Tigerstedt Christa
2022-12-08 09:30 - 11:00 B326 Organisational Analysis Group 1 Adlercreutz Erica
Tigerstedt Christa
2022-12-13 09:00 - 10:30 Organisational Analysis Hand in your metaphor text beforehand. Join Zoom Meeting https://arcada.zoom.us/j/67530187395?from=addon Adlercreutz Erica
Tigerstedt Christa
2022-12-15 09:30 - 11:00 B328 Organisational Analysis Group 1 Adlercreutz Erica
Tigerstedt Christa
2022-12-16 09:30 - 11:00 B326 Organisational Analysis Group 2 Adlercreutz Erica
Tigerstedt Christa

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