Work Organization in Intercultural Context

Within a series of lectures and exercises students get to know the topic of work organization and learn in which ways it is influenced by culture. The course is held in English and offered every semester. This semester the course will be digital. Further information will follow shortly.

Important Dates

Event Day Time Room Lecturer
Lecture 18 October 2021 1:30 pm – 5 pm digital with the video conference tool Zoom Dr.-Ing. Marlene Helfert
Lecture 25 October 2021 1:30 pm – 5 pm digital with the video conference tool Zoom Dr.-Ing. Marlene Helfert
Lecture 01 November 2021 1:30 pm – 5 pm digital with the video conference tool Zoom Dr.-Ing. Marlene Helfert
Lecture 15 November 2021 1:30 pm – 5 pm digital with the video conference tool Zoom Dr.-Ing. Marlene Helfert
Lecture 22 November 2021 1:30 pm – 5 pm digital with the video conference tool Zoom Dr.-Ing. Marlene Helfert
Lecture 29 November 2021 1:30 pm – 5 pm digital with the video conference tool Zoom Dr.-Ing. Marlene Helfert
Exam tba after consultation
All further dates for the lecture can be found in TUCaN. The exercise takes place in the context of the lecture.

Themen und Beschreibung

Within a series of lectures and exercises students get to know the topic of work organization and learn in which ways it is influenced by culture. The course is held in English and offered every semester.

Contents are: Hofstede’s Cultural Dimensions; Intercultural communication; Regional characteristics of work design and organization: cultural influence on division of tasks, working culture, job satisfaction and motivation, remuneration systems, leadership, cooperation, information and communication, labor time, work-life balance, gender roles, etc.

The course starts with lectures and exercises on several aspects of work organization and their characteristics in different cultures. In the following participants will work in small teams and edit a self-imposed topic. You will present the selected task and create an inter-active session concerning that topic. Each team will submit a handout (ca. 5-10 pages) about their issue.

The course will give you the opportunity to get to know and work with people from all over the world. An interactive learning environment encourages students to exchange experiences and viewpoints, and gain an intercultural understanding.