15.668 People and Organizations

Fall 2005

A meeting of partner organizations.
Secretary of Health and Human Services Mike Leavitt meeting with partner organizations. (Image courtesy of the Department of Health and Human Services.)

Course Highlights

This course features a sample of lecture notes and two term projects in the assignments section.

Course Description

This course examines the historical evolution and current human and organizational contexts in which scientists, engineers and other professionals work. It outlines today's major challenges facing the management profession and uses interactive exercises, simulations and problems to develop critical skills in negotiations, teamwork and leadership. It also introduces concepts and tools to analyze work and leadership experiences in optional undergraduate fieldwork projects.
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Prof. Thomas Kochan

Course Meeting Times

Two sessions / week
1.5 hours / session