Italy Associate Professor of Business Organization University of Bologna Core Faculty
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Gabriele Morandin is Associate Professor of Organization Design at the Department of Management of the University of Bologna. He is also Director of the Master in Organization & Human Resources Management at Bologna Business School. He received the Ph.D in Management in 2005 at the University of Bologna and he has been Visiting Scholar and Research Assistant from 2004 to 2006 at the Ross School of Business of the University of Michigan (MI, USA). In 2015 he gained the 'Certification for 360-degree Assessments' from the Center for Creative Leadership (NC, USA). His research is focused on Organizational Behavior. In particular, he studies sensemaking, organizational communities, company-stakeholders relationship, and the newcomers' adjustment during organizational entry. He is committed on research, as well as on managerial consulting for business firms, non-profit organizations and other institutions.


CORE COURSE - The power to choose, motivate and lead people is one of the key skills required to "make things happen" in business. This course aims to develop self awareness among participants about their leadership styles through experiential learning. Sessions will alternate among completion of tasks, behavioral self awareness, and interaction with professionals and managers who have guided companies and organizations to excellence.

The course introduces the logic, criteria and design variables of business organization (organizational design). The theme is addressed and discussed on a theoretical level, through the analysis of the contributions of the authors referenced, and empirically, through the discussion of business cases. In addition, in an interdisciplinary manner, the relationship between organizational design and some relevant organizational dimensions, such as learning and well-being are taught.