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MODULE E, SHANGHAI: POWER AND ORGANIZATIONAL POLITICS
Fri, 12 Aug 2016, 08:30 – Mon, 15 Aug 2016, 16:30 CST
Professor: Farzad Khan
Course ID: 9324
In this course, students will explore the dynamics of power and organizational politics and discuss techniques for acquiring, using, and managing power in and around organizations. The course teaches students how to recognize the implications of competing interests (i.e., "politics") at work and in society, and how to use power as a force for change. Throughout, the emphasis is on developing skills at recognizing and using power in order to be more effective managers and citizens. The coursework focuses on increasing a student’s ability to analyze, explain, evaluate, and utilize power dynamics in and around organizations. A theoretical understanding of power and politics in and around organizations is a necessary but not sufficient step in developing real competency in managing power and influence. Students also need to apply these concepts to their own experiences and to those of others. This course will encourage that application through discussion of actual cases, by viewing videotaped examples of power and influence processes, and by discussing past experiences with power and politics.
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