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Managing the Human Side of Organizations

Course code
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Weekly Hours
FS 2022
Prof. Dr. Fabiola Heike Gerpott
Please note that exchange students obtain a higher number of credits in the BSc-program at WHU than listed here. For further information please contact directly the International Relations Office.
No employee an island: Everyone has to interact with people in their daily working life in organizations. This can be a difficult process fraught with personality clashes, conflicting visions, and communicative misunderstandings. In this module you will learn how to capitalize on and leverage your strengths and weaknesses, as well as those of employees, peers, and superiors. Furthermore, the course gives a basic overview of fundamental HR tasks and processes.
Date Time
Thursday, 17.03.2022 08:00 - 18:00
Friday, 18.03.2022 08:00 - 18:00
Saturday, 23.04.2022 08:00 - 18:00
Sunday, 24.04.2022 08:00 - 18:00
All relevant literature will be provided as mandatory or additional (voluntary) readings during the course via Moodle.
The learning method mix across all class sessions of this course is:
  • interactive lectures
  • case-based discussions
  • peer feedback
  • groupwork
  • presentations
Written work / Presentation
Enrollment in this course is not limited by pre-experience prerequisites. However, it would help if you already think about experiences from every-day challenges at work with your boss and colleagues (plus employees if you are already in a supervisor role) to foster discussions in class.
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