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Practical Applications of the Humanities for the Modern Workplace

  • Is the idea of “corporate culture” a farce?
  • How should organizations prepare for generational differences in approaches to leadership?
  • When is dissent in an organization productive?
  • How can organizations mitigate the costs of emotional labor?
  • What can managers learn from sports coaches about achieving and maintaining excellence in an increasingly free-market recruitment environment?
  • How can nonprofit organizations maintain a focus on their core mission in periods of growth and success?
  • How can overly agreeable leaders use their personality characteristics to their advantage?

These intriguing questions and many others have been addressed at previous editions of Practical Applications of the Humanities for Modern Organizations.

You are invited to join us for the 2018 edition of this event, which features exciting research by Master’s degree candidates in the Human Dimensions of Organizations (HDO) program at UT Austin.

Taught by some of the University’s top professors, HDO Master’s students explore a diverse range of disciplines – including psychology, literature, sociology, philosophy, anthropology, and rhetoric – and apply them to key organizational issues including leadership, ethics, communication, change management, and decision-making.

The HDO Class of 2018 will be presenting their Capstone Projects to the public on December 7, 2018, at the new Rowling Hall on the UT Austin campus. These projects, which explore the applicability of the humanities and the social and behavioral sciences to businesses and nonprofit organizations, serve as a culmination of all the work students have put forth over the past 15 months in pursuit of their degree.

The graduating students will be on hand to answer questions about their projects and to explore how their ideas may be applied to your team or organization.

Friday, December 7, 2018 at 11:00am to 1:00pm

Robert B. Rowling Hall (RRH), Guadalupe Room
300 W Martin Luther King Blvd, Austin TX, 78712

Event Type

Academics, Arts & Humanities, Business & Economy, Science & Tech, Entrepreneurship & Innovation


College of Liberal Arts

Target Audience

Students, Staff, Faculty, Alumni, General Public





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