|Wednesday||1:30 PM - 4:00 PM||lesson||Lecture Hall Zorzi B|
|Thursday||11:00 AM - 1:30 PM||lesson||Lecture Hall Zorzi B|
This course focuses on group processes and groups in organizational contexts. The first part of the course will examine group processes and intergroup relations, with a special focus on group formation and cohesion, inclusion and identity, decision making, productivity in groups, intergroup relations and conflict. The second part of the course will focus on group processes in organizations. Organizations are the ideal context to study group dynamics, as they are internally structured groups, characterized by power and status hierarchies. In addition, professional identities often play a key role in the definition of the self, above and beyond other social identities, such as those based on gender, ethnicity or nationality. The course aims to provide students with intellectual skills, such as critical reflection, analysis, and interpretation of intra-group and inter-group dynamics, especially those occurring within organizational contexts. Students will learn how to observe groups and to understand their dynamics; they will have a firm grasp of the main theoretical and empirical approaches to the study of groups, and will learn how to how to successfully lead and improve group processes.
The course will be held in Italian and will cover the following topics:
-cohesion, inclusion and identity
-social influence, conformity, obedience and power
-group decision making
-intergroup relations and conflict
-organizational identification and organizational commitment
-nested identities within organizations
-intra- and extraorganizational identities
-social identities in acquisitions and mergers
-intra-group cooperation and trust
-majority-minority relations within organizations
Forsyth, D. R. (2014). Group dynamics (6th Ed.). Cengage Learning. Chapters: 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14.
Hogg, M. A., & Terry, D. J. (2003). Social identity processes in organizational contexts. Psychology Press. Chapters: 3,5,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,16,17.
(The book is in print on demand, with 5-10 working days for printing and about 30 days for shipping; a copy is available in biblioteca Frinzi)
Non attending students who have difficulties with the English language are invited to contact Elena Trifiletti (firstname.lastname@example.org) to discuss the readings.
|Forsyth, D. R.||Group dynamics (6th Ed.). (Edizione 6)||Cencage Learning||2014||Capitoli: 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14.|
|Hogg, M. A., & Terry, D. J.||Social identity processes in organizational contexts||Psychology Press||2003||Capitoli: 3,5,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,16,17.|