180.131 (17W) Organizational Health

Wintersemester 2017/18

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Erster Termin der LV
03.10.2017 09:00 - 12:00 , V.1.34
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LV-Titel englisch
Organizational Health
Proseminar (prüfungsimmanente LV )
15 (30 max.)
zum Moodle-Kurs


Intendierte Lernergebnisse

  • Students will be familiarized with the changes the introduction of ICTs has brought about in the organizational context and their bearings on organizational health. 
  • They will do independent research, collect and interpret data
  • They will work on their own mini-projects 
  • They will be familiarized with one/two method(s)
  • They will present their preliminary findings during class, while including more detailed findings in their proseminar papers 


  • Lecture
  • Working Groups (students will be divided into small groups and asked to research selected areas)
  • Individual Assignments (data collection, paper)
  • Presentation


The new conceptualization of the digitalworkplace is one that empowers employees and awards them the opportunity towork independent of time and place. In this conceptualization, the employee’sexperience becomes key (BMC, 2016). Yet, a shift in work’s notion irrespectiveof place and time has led employees to face new challenges. The termwork-life-balance has started to receive more attention, referring to anindividual’s capability to manage and successfully juggle the different domainsof their life without any difficulties and tensions. 

This conceptualizationpays tribute to the fact that peoples work and non-work spheres are interwovenentities and cannot be seen as separate from one another (Kanter, 1977). As theboundaries separating personal and professional lives increasingly blur, the ways in which employees connect, communicate and collaborate with each other in and outside of the workplace have undergone some changes (Deloitte, 2016). For this reason, employees are increasingly asked to employ strategies to successfully combine – as well as at times separate – the two spheres of work and home. 

Topics addressed as part of this class are: 

  • Individual and organizational Health
  • New Technologies in Organizations
  • Work-Life-Balance
  • Employee Engagement
  • Organizational Sustainability
  • etc.


to be announced (will be made available on Moodle)



  • Working Groups (students will be divided into four groups and asked to research one the key topics)
  • Individual Assignment (data collection)
  • Presentation (15 min)
  • Final paper* (approx. 15-20 pp)

* Papers can be written in German. 


  • Individual Research
  • Reading Material 
  • Collected Data
  • Material produced by individual research


  • Group research
  • Exposé
  • Data collection
  • Presentation 
  • Final paper


Note/Grade Benotungsschema

Position im Curriculum

  • Bachelorstudium Medien- und Kommunikationswissenschaften (SKZ: 641, Version: 16W.2)
    • Fach: Media and Communications Management (Wahlfach)
      • Key Concepts of Organizational Communication ( 0.0h PS / 4.0 ECTS)
        • 180.131 Organizational Health (2.0h PS / 4.0 ECTS)
          Absolvierung im 5. Semester empfohlen
  • Bachelorstudium Medien- und Kommunikationswissenschaften (SKZ: 641, Version: 09W.1)
    • Fach: Strategische Kommunikation und Kommunikationsmanagement (Pflichtfach)
      • Vorlesung mit Kurs ( 2.0h VK / 4.0 ECTS)
        • 180.131 Organizational Health (2.0h PS / 4.0 ECTS)
  • Diplomstudium Publizistik und Kommunikationswissenschaft (SKZ: 301, Version: 02W.2)
    • 2.Abschnitt
      • Fach: Schwerpunktfach "Organisationskommunikation" ( Wahlfach) (Wahlfach)
        • Modul: Organisationen und Öffentlichkeit
          • Organisation und Öffentlichkeit ( 2.0h VU, VO / 4.0 ECTS)
            • 180.131 Organizational Health (2.0h PS / 4.0 ECTS)

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