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. If legal requirements allow, the course Work Organization in Intercultural Context will take place in SoSe 2022 as a face-to-face course at the specified times in the specified places. If this is not possible, it will take place as Digital Teaching on the corresponding days and times. Information about access will then be made available on TUCaN in the course material section, as well as sent to all registered students via the system message.

Important Dates

Event Day Time Room Lecturer
Lecture 25 April 2022 1:30 pm – 5 pm L101 | 73 (planned) Dr.Ing. Marlene Helfert
Lecture 2 May 2022 1:30 pm – 5 pm L101 | 73 (planned) Dr.Ing. Marlene Helfert
Lecture 16 May 2022 1:30 pm – 5 pm L101 | 73 (planned) Dr.Ing. Marlene Helfert
Lecture 30 May 2022 1:30 pm – 5 pm L101 | 73 (planned) Dr.Ing. Marlene Helfert
Lecture 13 June 2022 1:30 pm – 5 pm L101 | 73 (planned) Dr.Ing. Marlene Helfert
Lecture 20 June 2022 1:30 pm – 5 pm L101 | 73 (planned) 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.

Course Description

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.