Leadership, Management, and Collaboration
This course focuses on the practice of leadership, collaboration, and people management in contemporary, distributed, information and technology-rich organizations. Not just for potential people managers, we start with the premise that a foundation in leadership, management, and collaboration is essential for individuals in all roles, at any stage of their career. To build this foundation we will take a hybrid approach, engaging literature from disciplines such as social psychology, management, and organizational behavior, as well as leveraging case studies and practical exercises. The course will place a special emphasis on understanding and reacting to social dynamics in workplace hierarchies and teams.
Topics will include: principles and best practices of people management, leadership and thought leadership, effective communication, collaboration and innovation processes, and decision-making in teams. A focus on leading, managing, and collaboration through diversity, equity, and inclusion will be deeply woven throughout the course.
(Until 2021, this course was titled “Managing in Information-Intensive Companies”.)