‘In the ever-changing business environment, managing people at workplace has become increasingly challenging. In the context of changing expectations and demographics of workforce, managers need to cope with various human and non-human facets at work. Therefore, students must be sensitized to the dynamics of managing interpersonal relationship at the workplace, which needs to be learnt by them, not only through concepts, but also, through experiential learning’ thus said Dr. Mousumi Sengupta, Faculty Facilitator & Professor – HR & OB, SDMIMD, Mysore, during the inaugural session of the two day Faculty Development Program (FDP) on Innovative Methods in Teaching HRM & OB, scheduled on 5 & 6 June 2015, at SDMIMD.
Highlighting the aim of the program, Dr. Nilanjan Sengupta, Faculty Facilitator & Professor – HR & OB, SDMIMD, Mysore, said ‘some of the innovative teaching methods in the area of HRM and OB, which can be used effectively in the classrooms situations to promote a holistic learning experience for the students are introduced to the participants representing from across India. These methods will provide the students with real life situational scenarios, through the innovative teaching methods, such as, case study analysis, role play, experiential learning and simulations’.
Dr. N. R. Parasuraman, Director, SDMIMD, inaugurated the program and in his inaugural address he stressed upon the need of innovation in teaching methods across all discipline is the need of the hour. Further, he said that innovation will help the students to be better decision-makers, understand the real-life situations and industry-ready.
The workshop witnessed participation from all over the country. Prof. Malathi Sriram, Chairperson-PGDM, SDMIMD and Dr. Sunil M. V., Program Coordinator were also present on the occasion.