Anatomy of the Organization
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Anatomy of the Organization

Course in organizational structuring and design that cuts to the heart of theories to provide only relevant knowledge.
4.6 (4 ratings)
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Last updated 11/2014
English
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  • 1 hour on-demand video
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • You will learn how to improve your business or department by using better organizational structuring practices
  • You will learn more about how organizations work and how they can be improved
  • You will gain additional perspectives regarding organization, and be able to identify solutions to real life organizational problems
  • You will understand the impact of structure and design on the organization
  • You will recognize how and why complexity is being embedded within the organization
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Requirements
  • Students should be able to open pdf files and internet links
  • The course starts with the basics so no prerequisite knowledge is required
  • Have an open mind and be curious
Description

This course is designed to provide an overview of major perspectives in structuring an organization, consolidating most important ideas and practices into a concise, power-packed course.

The goal is to cut to the heart of the theories and extract only the most useful, practical, and applicable knowledge, which can begin to be applied from day one of the course.

Those completing this course will have a strong understanding of the main terminology, the most important concepts, principles and practices which are taught in semester long sessions at best Universities around the world.

The course has more than 60 minutes of video content, structured into 14 mini-lectures and related notes. For those interested, the notes include links towards additional sources of related knowledge. For your convenience, subtitles are provided for all content videos.

Who is the target audience?
  • This course if created for students, entrepreneurs, managers and anyone interested to learn more about proper organizational structuring and functioning.
  • This course is applicable for anyone who works in or with organizations
  • This course presents various perspectives on organizations, providing a practical understanding of the issues and challenges faced by managers every day
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Curriculum For This Course
16 Lectures
01:06:14
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Welcome
1 Lecture 02:53
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Basic concepts
1 Lecture 04:14

We start by defining the organization, its levels, functions and most basic structure.

Preview 04:14

Answer questions related to video and notes 2.

Section 1 Quiz
3 questions
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Managing organizational structures
6 Lectures 27:24

In this video we discuss about the factors that need to be considered when deciding an organizational structure, and introduce the first metaphor, the organization as a machine.

Preview 06:15

In this video we look at what managers do, discussing functions, roles and skills.

Managing
05:46

In this video we discuss about Efficiency and Effectiveness, some of the most important keywords in management.

Efficiency-Effectiveness
03:37

In this video we discuss about some of the scientific management principles of the efficient organization, and how FW Taylor improved organization efficiency through 'time-studies'.

Principles of the efficient organization
04:00

In this video we discuss organization learning, looking at the concepts of single loop, double loop and triple loop learning.

Learning in organizations
04:26

In this video we discuss about the opposite of the machine organization: a living organism that exists in an environment in which it must survive.

The organic organization
03:20

Answer questions related to lectures and notes 3-8.

Section 3 Quiz
6 questions
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Other structural perspectives
3 Lectures 09:22

Here we discuss about the self-organizing structure, and we imagine the organization functioning as flexible and innovative as a brain.

The organization as a brain
03:32

Power, authority and conflict of interests are the main points of discussion in this video.

The organization as a political system
03:24

In this video we describe the perspectives of organizations as psychic prisons and culture, imagining the organizations as traps and mini-societies.

The organization as a psychic prison or culture
02:26

Answer questions related to videos and notes 9-11.

Section 4 Quiz
2 questions
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Principles
4 Lectures 20:28

In this video we discuss about the external environment of the organization.

The environment
05:27

In this and next video we discuss the principles of organization, authority and organizational design.

Principles of organization - part 1
05:35

We continue from last video with principles of organization, authority and organizational design.

Principles of organization - part 2
03:16

Here we discuss about and categorize organizational culture, using Sonnenfeld and Goffee and Jones frameworks.

Organizational cultures
06:10

Answer questions related to videos and notes 12-15

Section 5 Quiz
3 questions
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Thank You!
1 Lecture 01:53
Thank you!
01:53
About the Instructor
Dr. Bogdan Robert Ioane
4.6 Average rating
4 Reviews
30 Students
1 Course
Business Faculty

Bogdan Ioane brings into the classroom a remarkable 16-year track record in the corporate, entrepreneurial, and academic sectors, spanning three continents. He holds an MBA from Tiffin University, USA, and a doctorate from SMC University Switzerland.

Over the last five years, Bogdan has been sharing his knowledge and expertise in Shanghai, working with several universities such as Donghua University, Jiaotong University, Keiser University, Raffles Institute and CEIBS. As a curriculum developer, Bogdan has created and delivered a broad variety of courses and programs spanning a range of business-administration topics.

For Bogdan, teaching provides an opportunity for continuous growth for all those involved. He enjoys working with his students and providing them with opportunities to learn and practice their skills.