Human Resource & Organizational Behavior

The endeavour of the OB/HRM area at IIM Kashipur is to further a basic understanding of individual and group behaviour at the organisational and individual level. The area seeks to integrate theory and practice in researching and teaching HRM and OB.

The nature of work has changed with new terms being used to describe the context of work such as 'liquid modernity', the’ gig economy’, ‘zero-hour contracts’ and the ‘digitalised nature’ of the modern workplace.  Given the above operative background, the area strives to apply and transmit its research and instructional pedagogy into practical implications for a wide arena of stakeholders. The area also furthers IIM Kashipur's footprint through vigorous outreach with the corporate world and also offers customised MDPs to managers, governmental and non-governmental participants.

Apart from core HRM/OB instructional courses on people management and organisational behaviour, the range of research and teaching of the HRM/OB Area faculty at the PGP, executive education and doctoral levels are varied and eclectic. Faculty members interests encompass individual, group, organisational levels of analysis in

  1. Leadership
  2. Personal effectiveness
  3. Talent Management
  4. Gender and HRM
  5. Change Management
  6. HRM in the context of digitalised organisations
  7. Organisational culture
  8. Organisational design
  9. Employment relations and the sociology of work and organisations
  10. Critical Management studies
  11. Power and organisational subjectivity
  12. Gig economy, new configurations of work such as virtual teams, crowd-working etcetera
  13. HR analytics

The objectives of the area are

  1. To prepare managers who are ready to face challenges of tomorrow in the corporate world by inculcating in them the salient aspects of  the art and science of people management
  2. To sensitise students about humane and sustainable management practices in the context of climate change and national and global challenges.
  3. To further research in HRM, Organisational Behaviour and Organisational Studies

People are indispensable to organisations and managing them, motivating them and rewarding them are intrinsic to the success of any business. The above objectives strive to help in aligning and making HR a strategic tool to an organisation's effectiveness and success.