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Academic Year 2023/2024 - Teacher: GIUSEPPE SANTISI

Expected Learning Outcomes

The aim of the course is to delve into the logic of personal development within the organizational scene, with particular reference to the constraints and resources to enhance organizational well-being and reduce individual discomfort. The expected results aim to verify the ability to frame the dimensions of organizational distress; the identification of tools for detecting organizational well-being, investigating the antecedents, individual mediating factors, and consequences of both well-being and discomfort; the ability to identify methods of intervention on these dimensions.

Course Structure

Lectures and group practical exercises

Required Prerequisites

In-depth knowledge of the main analysis dimensions of organizational psychology and social psychology is required.

Attendance of Lessons

Optional but highly recommended

Detailed Course Content

The course will focus on a historical-critical journey of the concepts of "organization" and "management", with particular reference to organizational change and innovation processes and the perverse effects that these processes can generate. Attention will therefore be paid to the analysis of the tools aimed at guaranteeing the psycho-social safety of the worker within complex organizations. Particular attention will therefore be dedicated to the prevention of psycho-social risks and stress-related pathologies, with particular reference to potential sources of discomfort and the role of personal resources in risk reduction processes.

Textbook Information

a) Introductory part on new organizations and new managerial models: teacher's notes
b) Balducci, C., Fraccaroli, F. (2022). Stress e rischi psicosociali nelle organizzazioni. Bologna: Il Mulino (tutto - 300 pp.)
c) The analysis and evaluation tools of the SLC: teacher's notes

Learning Assessment

Learning Assessment Procedures

The exam is conducted in oral form. The final evaluation can benefit from the outcome of individual or group exercises, planned by the teacher whose participation is not obligatory but strongly recommended.

Examples of frequently asked questions and / or exercises

Below are the evaluation criteria that are followed to evaluate the student during the exam:

• Adequacy of expression regarding contents and method

• Lexical correctness

• Breadth and thematic awareness

• Ability for critical analysis

• Interdisciplinary connection ability

• Ability to re-elaborate the knowledge acquired

• Ability to transfer knowledge to operational contexts

Example questions:

a) What is meant by organizational well-being?

b) What are the dimensions investigated?

c) Which historical-social phenomena lead us to investigate psycho-social risks in working environments?

d) What protectionist regulations are in place in Italy?

e) What tools are used to investigate organizational well-being and on which theoretical-methodological dimensions are they developed?

f) On what dimensions are preventive intervention strategies designed?

g) What function does training have?