The course reviews challenges in the management of high-technology organizations at the senior technical management level. Using organizational behavior theories and practices in conjunction with critical thinking, the student will explore topics that include: senior technical manager roles and responsibilities in relation to ethics, leadership style, motivation, and performance of top management teams. The student will also evaluate leading change, communications and organizational relationships, and the potential effects organizational design and processes play in influencing individual behaviors by themselves or within a group. The student will assume the role of a senior technical manager dealing with typical organizational behavior problems in rapidly changing environments.
595.663, Technical Personnel Management and 595.665, Communications in Technical Organizations