Course Schedule

Veranstaltungen von Johanne Düsterbeck


SRM - Meaningful work across organizations and occupations (Seminar)

Dozent/in: Johanne Düsterbeck

Einzeltermin | Di, 16.04.2024, 10:15 - Di, 16.04.2024, 11:45 | C 5.311 Seminarraum
Einzeltermin | Di, 21.05.2024, 10:15 - Di, 21.05.2024, 17:45 | C 40.162 Seminarraum
Einzeltermin | Fr, 24.05.2024, 14:15 - Fr, 24.05.2024, 17:45 | C 1.005 Seminarraum
Einzeltermin | Sa, 25.05.2024, 10:15 - Sa, 25.05.2024, 17:45 | C 1.312 Seminarraum

Inhalt: Experiencing meaningfulness at work is a core aspiration for individuals across organizations and occupations. In the face of pressing Grand Challenges such as climate change and inequality, many strive for a job that “makes a difference” for society and the environment (Yeoman et al., 2019). This course takes a deeper look into the phenomenon of meaningful work. Students will engage with questions such as: How has the meaning of work changed over the centuries? What are the cornerstones of “good” work? How do people experience meaningfulness at work and what are the mechanisms behind the experience of meaningful work? Are there dark sides to meaningful work, and if yes, what are they? Students will prepare presentations in four topic categories: 1) the philosophy of meaningfulness, 2) the role of individuals, organizations, occupations, and the societal context in making work meaningful, 3) the boundaries of meaningful work. This course necessitates students to work with cutting-edge scientific literature from psychology, management and organization theory, and sociology. Additionally, students are required to freshen up their skills in qualitative research methods.