Management and the human factor

Catalogue des cours de Institut Mines-Télécom Business School






1ère Année Management,Bachelor 1ère année,1ère Année Télécom





Crédits ECTS


Heures programmées


Charge de travail




  • Langues et Sciences Humaines

Equipe pédagogique


In this course we discuss management issues in society at large. We will explore how to find value and work efficiently without losing the ‘human factor’, in the face of the encroaching AI and the internet revolution in general. What is the best way to work meaningfully in the 21st Century?

Acquis d'apprentissage

The objective of this course is acquiring vocabulary, learning how to exchange points of view, make suggestions, hedging and defending positions in English about new ways of managing work and doing business, and in the process improving English listening, comprehension, and presentation skills. The students will be able to:
● Discuss and debate global topics of work and business in English.
● Better understand global trends and problematics of work and business in order to see where we are heading in the future.
● Become more aware of the choices we have as a culture in relation to our work lives and future.


The purpose of this course is to improve English debating and communication skills while exposing students to key concepts of work and innovation. We will evaluate certain trends taking place within the business world, debate on how we can adapt to such issues as automation, artificial intelligence, vertical and flat hierarchical structures, and other pressing work-related global issues.

Attentes du cours

Students should be ready for a high degree of interaction: in pairs, groups and in open class environments. Discussion will be the norm and everyone is expected to contribute in every class. Students will be called on during every class to contribute and should be ready to activate their microphone when called on.

Students should arrive to class ready to participate with the necessary materials. In addition to the regular classroom materials`, this includes a computer equipped with a webcam, microphone, and active high-speed internet connection for the duration of each session.

Classroom expectations:
The participation grade will be based on the following criteria:
• Punctuality: on-time and ready to work (non-disruptive in time-keeping)
• Motivation: Only speaking English in Class, no use of translation tools
• Professional: Appropriate setting, actions and interaction for professional context.
• Engagement: Participating appropriately in whole-class activities
• Focus / Responsiveness: Remaining focused during teacher input and on class tasks. Responds immediately and appropriately when asked.
• Committed to Homework: Homework delivered on time and to the best of your ability.
• Positive: Contributing to positive class atmosphere

General rules for ‘live’ sessions:
Think ‘COPP’: Camera On (Mic. off unless contributing), Professional, Positive.

Attendance will be taken at the beginning, end, and at random intervals during the class. If a student arrives late, or experiences technical problems, it is the student’s responsibility to signal this to the teacher immediately, and to the Helpdesk if necessary. Absences and lateness, as with any lack of participation, will affect the final grade. Severe lateness will be treated as absence.


B1: The coure of ROBIC


All Grading will be on a scale of 0 to 20, unless otherwise stated.

1/3 CF: A written response to given input, produced in an academic style
1/3 CC: Selected Classroom assignments, as detailed by the teacher.
1/3 PP: Presence & Participation (each representing 50% of the PP grade)

Presence: Students will receive credit for attending class regularly, up to a maximum of 1/6 of their total grade. Unjustified absences will thus have a direct impact on student’s overall grade.
Participation: Students will be assessed on their participation in class, according to the criteria in ‘classroom expectations’

Validating the tandem programme will add 2 bonus points to a student’s CC grade (CC) of the corresponding language course.
It is the responsibility of the student to make up for any missed work in order to avoid these absences further impacting final grades.

CEFR Grade (A1-C2)
Students will be continuously assessed as to their language level relative to the CEFR criteria.
There is NO DIRECT RELATION between a student’s CC/CF/PP and their CEFR level.

For more information, please refer to the LSH website.


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Roy, Bunker. Learning from a Barefoot Movement. 11 July 2011. Web. 19 June 2016.

Plan du cours

1. Introduction
2. Automation and AI
3. Making goals and avoiding pitfalls
4. Capitalism and collaborative consumption
5. What makes a good leader?
6. The millennial generation and work
7. How to manage a zombie apocalypse
8. Personality and work (The Introvert vs. The Extrovert)
9. UBI or Universal Basic Income
10. Terror Management

Fiche mise à jour le 29/07/2020