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IESEG School of Management ( IÉSEG )

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Niveau Année de formation Période Langue d'enseignement 
Professeur(s) responsable(s)S.DESMARCHELIER
Intervenant(s)Sonia DESMARCHELIER

Pré requis

Command of the English language. It is necessary to attend the entire length of the course to understand the logic of the content.
This class requires entailment and open mindedness.
It is necessary for students to have already followed interships in companies.

Objectifs du cours

At the end of the course, the student should be able to:
Audit and identify the type of structure, organization and management style of a company.
- Understand the concept of paradigms, identify the characteristics of the systemic paradigm, and its implications through the concept of 3rd industrial revolution.
- Understand why type 1 and 2 organizations are facing difficulties to solve the complex problems brought by the systemic paradigm, especially for Western countries.
- Understand the proposition of type 3 organization (also called learning organizations) to adapt to this systemic paradigm.
- Integrate basic neuroscience and psychology principles to:
- Understand the mecanism of resistance to change
- Understand the diversity of the human profiles and mentalities that can be found in organizations
- Develop a team's capacity to adapt
- Be aware and fight against management traps (in hierarchical or transversal management position)
- As future manager, identify levers to respect, promote and emphasize innovation and creativity within organizations, which is necessary to face complexity.

Contenu du cours

This course is not a mix of creativity technics to be used as a tool box.
The terms "Think different" and "build a new world" refers to a necessary revolution that has to occure in cultures and practices of most companies to adapt to this XX1st century's challenges.
80 to 90% of western companies are operating on business models that matched with former paradigms but do not produce anymore the economical results expected today. On the other end, emerging countries using these business models don't face any problem of growth, but they contribute to the planet destruction and are quite far from CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) concept. Who could blame them?
The world is different, and its challenges are different from what they were 20 years ago. Most people know it. But in most of the companies, nothing has changed, and things are still running as if nothing could happen in the future. There is a gap that has to be filled by new managers' generation.
This course wants to be practical and is based on a pragmatic approach. It starts from the observation of the environment, and winning and losing company practices, to understand them better. It proposes a concrete, lucid, positive and dynamic approach of management.
This course is built aourd 3 main topics:
- Environment and Organizations: understand the environment changes and their consequences on Organizations, Human behaviours, economical results and ecology.
- Management: understand how management can serve organizations to get better human and economical results. Identify operationnal winning and losing management practices.
- Skills and Behaviour development: why is pedagogy so important in management? Useful basic neuroscience, psychology and communication principles to develop people's capacity to learn, adjust, innovate and create.

Modalités d'enseignement

Organisation du cours

TypeNombre d'heuresRemarques
Face to face
Interactive class16,00  
Independent study
Group Project10,00  
Estimated personal workload10,00  
Charge de travail globale de l'étudiant36,00  

Méthodes pédagogiques

  • Project work
  • Interactive class
  • Case study


Comprehension of the material will be assessed through continuous participation, a business game and its group report associated, and through the final written exam (MCQ).

Type de ContrôleDuréeNombrePondération
Continuous assessment
Final Exam
Group Project6,00140,00
TOTAL     100,00


  • Management: Inside Our Strange World of Organizations - Henry Mintzberg (1989) -

    This is an indicative reading for further learning, but it is not required to prepare the class

  • The Fifth Discipline: The art and practice of the learning organization – Peter Senge (1990), Doubleday, New York, 1990. -

  • The Necessary Revolution: How Individuals and Organizations Are Working Together to Create a Sustainable World – Peter Senge (2008) -

  • This is an indicative reading for further learning, but it is not required to prepare the class -

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