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JOS7 Contemporary Issues in Management II 3 op

JO023075, Johtaminen ja organisointi, Turun kauppakorkeakoulu


Note: the contents of JOS7 change on an annual basis. A focus on Mindfulness in the academic year 2019-2020. This course is a platform for reflective and embodied learning. The course builds on the existing understandings and experiences of the participants. These are complemented with relevant literature on the key themes of the course. During the course you will engage in reading, talking, listening, writing and reflecting. We will together deepen our understanding of themes such as self-awareness, mindfulness, contemplation, mind and body balance and optimal brain functioning. Participating in this course requires being present in five out of six sessions, active engagement in and preparation for the course sessions.


Mindfulness and Contemplation at Work The main objective of the course is to learn how to relax and recover in busy life. The course aims to encourage participants to seek the balance of periods of action with periods of contemplation and rest to assure more effective performance and service. Participants will also learn to critically reflect on the academic literature on mindfulness. During the course students will learn ways to better balance their nervous system and brains. In addition, students will learn skills enabling them to better understand themselves, their mind, bodies and emotions. The participants will learn self-reflexivity. Slowing down the psychological and physiological processes is important to healthy mind and body. Hectic and stressful work life might stress our physical systems and we need tools to enhance the recovery. One solution, presented in this course, is to increase awareness, self-knowledge and self-compassion, issues that are of importance in the societies we live in. Too often the focus of leadership is on external characteristics such as knowledge, experience and intelligence without much regard to the internal processes that are equally vital for success. Self-awareness and self-knowledge are the core skills for leaders and professionals. This course seeks to provide tools to understand, how emotional reactions and somatic clues are connected to mind and how optimal brain functioning often requires periods of contemplation. We invite participants who are open-minded and willing to engage in a self-reflection and embodied learning. Students will learn to demonstrate the following knowledge: · Be able to employ relaxing techniques · Be able to increase self- awareness of own actions, emotions and thoughts · Be able to recognize the roles their somatic clues play in daily life · Be able to critically reflect on the academic literature on mindfulness Students will develop the following skills: · Take better responsibility and care of their recovery and mind-body balance · Develop self-compassion, which increases the use of stress-reducing self-care strategies such as taking time for oneself


Pre-Assignment Prepare for the first session (Thursday 9th, January 2020): Read a short article (link will be provided on email). Studying during the course is based on active preparations for and engagement in the class sessions: · Preparation for and participation in the class sessions (5 out of 6 class sessions are required to pass the course) · Reflection papers · Final essay


**Spring semester 2020, period III (7 January - 16 February 2020)** The course is arranged as integrated into degree studies and lectures take place during the day (Mon-Fri, between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m). Please check the course timetables from [the study guide of Turku School of Economics](https://opas.peppi.utu.fi/fi/opintojakso/JO023075/13621), choose Toteutukset/Implementations. Lectures are organised at Turku School of Economics (Rehtorinpellonkatu 3)


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Assessment is based on active preparation for and engagement in the sessions, and demonstration of learned knowledge and skills. Preparation for and participation in the class sessions. Participation in 5 (out of 6) class sessions is required to pass the course. Home exercises. Participants are expected to commit to practicing about 10 minutes per day Reflection papers: Six reflection papers based on home exercises, class sessions and literature, each covering one sessions. Final essay


Readings (subject to change) Book: Gelles, D. Mindful Work. 2015. How Meditation is Changing Business from the Inside Out. Profile Books: London. Articles: Glomb, T. M., Duffy, M. K., Bono, J. E. and Y. T. Yang. 2011. "Mindfulness at work". Research in Personnel and Human Resources Management, 30, 115?157. Goldman-Schuyler, K., Skjei, S., Sanzgiri, J. and V. Koskela, 2017, "Moments of waking up": A doorway to mindfulness and presence". Journal of Management Inquiry,26: 1, 86?100. Goldman Schuyler, K. 2010. Increasing Leadership Integrity through Mind Training and Embodied Learning. Consulting Psychology Journal: Practice and Research, Vol. 62, No. 1, 21?38. Good, D. J., Lyddy, C. J., Glomb, T. M., Bono, J. E., Brown, K. W., Duffy, M. K., Baer, R. A., Brewer, J. A. and S. W. Lazar, S. W., 2016, "Contemplating mindfulness at work: An integrative review". Journal of Management,42: 1, 114?142. Harung, H., Travis, F., Blank, W., & Heaton, D. (2009) Higher development, brain integration and excellence in leadership. Management Decision, 47(6), 872-894. Hyland, P. K., Lee, R. A. and M. J. Mills. 2015. "Mindfulness at work: A new approach to improving individual and organizational performance". Industrial and Organizational Psychology, 8: 4, 576?602. Lippincott, M., 2018, "Deconstructing the relationship between mindfulness and leader effectiveness". Leadership & Organization Development Journal,39: 5, 650?664. Showry, M. & Manasa, K. V. L. 2014. Self-Awareness - Key to Effective Leadership. The IUP Journal of Soft Skills, Vol. VIII, No. 1. Additional material (videos, short readings) might be provided based on learning needs revealed in the dialogues during the course.


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Turun yliopisto, Turku


[Education manager Merja Brunnsberg]( https://www.utu.fi/fi/avoin-yliopisto-opetus/opintoneuvonta-ja-yhteystiedot), merja.brunnsberg[at]utu.fi [Student services secretary Elina Iso-Ilomäki]( https://www.utu.fi/fi/avoin-yliopisto-opetus/opintoneuvonta-ja-yhteystiedot), elina.iso-ilomaki[at]utu.fi


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45,00  €

Payment for studies should be paid within 24 hours after the registration using online bank or otherwise the registration is cancelled. In case an online net bank payment is not possible, the student must contact Student Services Secretary in advance before registration (we charge 15 euros extra for paper invoice).