Organisational entities akin to organisms chart their own journeys powered by the “people” who are controlling it, interacting with it, and driving it. These “people” form systems to manage other people who in turn also directly impact the system they are a part of. This interspersed network of actors therefore becomes one of the key differentiators leading organizations towards their successes or failures. Therefore “managing people” is critical for organisations beyond the mere operation of the Human Resource Management functions. It is in fact all-encompassing and determines how an organisation behaves in its environment. In the past, capitalistic profit-pushing focus has driven the people management aesthetics of organisations. A majority of the companies in the western world along with leading rational economic models have urged organisations to utilise “people” as a capital resource analogous to other ‘means of production’. With the 2007-08 global recession and along with it the fall of the great pillars of capitalist symbols, a school of thought of “responsible” people management has re-emerged.
In this course, we will be looking at comprehensive “people” related aspects of organisations, however, from a “responsible” perspective. For years organisations have exploited labour, environment and the market.
Course Date & Time
Wednesdays and Thursdays, 2.30 – 4.00 p.m. (GMT)