Politecnico di Torino
Politecnico di Torino
Politecnico di Torino
Academic Year 2017/18
Organizational Models and HRM
Master of science-level of the Bologna process in Engineering And Management - Torino
Master of science-level of the Bologna process in Territorial, Urban, Environmental And Landscape Planning - Torino
Teacher Status SSD Les Ex Lab Tut Years teaching
Ughetto Elisa ORARIO RICEVIMENTO A2 ING-IND/35 72 8 0 0 3
SSD CFU Activities Area context
ING-IND/35 8 D - A scelta dello studente A scelta dello studente
Subject fundamentals
Organizational models and people management are essential critical success factors for the competitiveness of the companies. The main aims of the Course are:
Gaining the necessary knowledge to understand the dynamics of organizational forms more consistent with the new competitive environment
Learn how to manage people in organizations that have to face high levels of complexity and innovation.
The Course has the overall length of 80 hours. The students will gain
The systemic view on the main factors that affect the organizational design and the dynamics of organizations
The ability to face and solve human resources management issues that emerge in complex and uncertain environment through the understanding of the relationship between people and organization
Expected learning outcomes
At the end of the Course the students will gain the following learning results:
Know and understand the most relevant theories on organizational design and on organizational models
Know theories good practices, methodologies and tools implemented by best companies to hire, motivate and reward people
Know the principles and main rules of labor law
Gain the ability to find out and solve problems that are connected with the organizational design in order to obtain the alignment with the strategy and priorities of the companies through the integration of theories and data
Gain the ability to deliver a presentation and to improve the public speaking skill on organizational and human resource management issues
Prerequisites / Assumed knowledge
The Course assumes a general knowledge on main organizational forms.
The Course is structured in two highly integrated Sections: the first concerns the Organizational Models; while the second focuses on Human Resources Management.
The first Section of the Course Organizational Models - has the overall length of 23 hours and the following issues will be developed:
Competitive environment, organisational forms and main organisational theories (Taylor, Fayol, Weber, Human Relations, systems approach): 8 hours
Organisational forms (Functional, Divisional, Matrix), evolution to new organisational forms and structures (flat and lean organisation, networked and virtual organisations):15 hours
The second Section of the Course Human Resources Management has the overall length of 41 hours and the following issues will be developed:
Processes, responsibilities of Human Resources Function and line managers, methodologies and tools to staff, hire, appraise, train and develop employees; methodologies for employee recognition. 15 hours
Theories and methodologies of motivation at work, communications, organisational climate, leadership and ethics:12 hours
Labour law and main legal issues (contracts, employments terms, dismissal): 14 hours
Delivery modes
The course consists of lectures with extensive use of Business cases studies and readings on organizational and people issues. The students may organise teams to analyse specific topics of organisation and HRM. The teams should submit the topic and the outline of the presentation to the teacher for approval. Each group will prepare and deliver an in class presentation with the aim to develop public speaking ability. The overall duration of the lab activities is 16 hours
Texts, readings, handouts and other learning resources
Garbellano S., Tesio V., Un futuro per la Funzione Risorse Umane, Franco Angeli, Milano, 2010
Auteri E., Il Management delle Risorse Umane. Guerini e Associati Milano V Ediz. Aggiornata da Gabriele Fava (only the Chapters on organizational and human resources management issues)
For the issues on labor law the students must study slides, readings and articles that the Professor will publish on the portal only.
Slides, reading and articles on the portal
Assessment and grading criteria
The exam will consist of a written test only. Teacher can also ask for integration with an oral examination. The written test will last 2 hours and consists of a set of closed and open questions. The topics and issues of the written and oral tests cover all the contents of the Course (textbooks, slides, lectures, readings). Each correct answer to the closed question has the value of 1 point; the value for each answer to the open question has a range from 0 to 5 points.
The oral exam does not guarantee the maintenance of the grade achieved with the written test. When the quality of the answers is not consistent with the grade, the overall mark may be lower.
The open questions will be evaluated according to the following criteria
Completeness in terms of contents
Clarity of the presentation (how the topics are enunciated, consistency, correct use of language, etc...)
Critical thinking (for example, personal ideas, opinions and experiences)
The score obtained with the team working may be added to the mark achieved with the written test only:
If the student has passed the written exam (at least 18/30) and
The exam has been done in the same academic year.

Programma definitivo per l'A.A.2016/17

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