At the end of the course, students will be able to (between brackets the number of the corresponding intended learning qualification of the programme):
- explain and apply different approaches to organizational communication (1.1, 1.2);
- distinguish between different perspectives on organizations and organizational communication (1.1, 1.2);
- critically evaluate relevant literature in a subdomain of organizational communication (1.1, 1.2, 2.3, 5.1).
In this course, students gain insight into the literature on organizational communication. They learn to reflect on the role of various communication processes and functions in organizations and how these relate to the optimal functioning of both individuals and organizations. In the study material, different subdomains of organizational communication will be introduced, including: organizational climate and culture, leadership and mentoring, identity and identification, teams, technology and innovation, and communicating work-life issues. Students will deepen their understanding of these topics by comparing and contrasting relevant literature in these subdomains and by reflecting on how current developments in society and in the labour market are influencing these domains of organizational communication. The aim here is to apply these insights to their qualitative research project.|