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Perspectives on Organizational Dynamics

Course Number
DYNM 501 001
Course Code
DYNM501001
Course Key
68876
Day(s)
Friday
Time
4:30pm-7:30pm
Instructor
Prerequisites
Non-DYNM students: https://www.lps.upenn.edu/degree-programs/dynamics/course-permit
Primary Program
Course Note
DYNM Category: F; DYNM Concentrations: LMC, GL, OC, SD
Course Description
"Perspectives" is both a fundamental and integrating course intended for MSOD students at any point in the program who wish to understand and deploy a multiplicity of dynamics operative in organizations and in the minds that create and inhabit them. It is particularly useful for those in their first year and for non-MSOD students. One key focus is on understanding the implicit mental and emotional frameworks or metaphors that "inform" organizing so that we can virtually see more robust and complex approaches to effectiveness and to leadership within them. Several faculty members highlight their specialties. One special theme examines new management models and thinking frameworks designed to prevail in a 21st century context. Lectures, discussion, and experiential learning are used to build an informed grounding in the history, philosophy, theory and practice of Organizational Dynamics. The course requirements are active class participation, potential application projects/weekly journal, a midterm paper and a final paper. 
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