The OBHRM area at IIM Bangalore offers courses and does research and consultancy in the domains of management and leadership focused on deriving the best out of employees in organizations and institutions. These include macro-organizational issues such as structures, processes and culture to micro issues that affect individual employees such as motivation and personal effectiveness across the entire spectrum of organizations and institutions, namely for-profit commercial enterprises, public institutions, not-for-profits, social enterprises and entrepreneurial organizations. The area’s faculty members offer courses at all master’s and doctoral programmes of IIMB, at executive development programmes for industry practitioners through intense classroom sessions as well as through Massive Open Online Courses.
During the past year, scholarly papers written by area members have been published in top quality journals such as Academy of Management Journal and Human Relations and cases written by area members continue to be among the top selling cases distributed globally by Harvard Business Publishers. Faculty members have designed and offered many new courses and workshops – Learning to Lead, Innovation and Change in Teams, Organizations and Ecosystems, Inspirational Leadership: Insights from East and West, to name a few. Apart from their teaching and research, area faculty members continue to create impact through their positions of responsibility in editorial boards of journals (Journal of Organization Behaviour, Human Relations, etc.), advisory boards of organizations, external institutions such as National Human Rights Commissions as well as by occupying key leadership positions at IIM Bangalore such as that of Dean of Programmes and Chair of Internal Committee.