What you'll learn
- Analyze design of organizations around them.
- Solve basic challenges regarding authority and control in organizations.
- Recognise various organizational structures.
- We recommend watching our Introduction to Organizations course.
One of the most basic building blocks of organizational success is appropriate organizational design. What do we mean by that? It is the design of authority and responsibility. One should always know who is his/her manager and who are the subordinates. But is it that easy?
In the first part of the course, we will talk about basic challenges in organizational design, which are mostly about finding the right balance. Hence, we will try to belance centralization vs decentralization, mechanistic vs organic structure, and standardization vs mutual adjustment. This approach states that all of the previously mentioned balance choices should be tailored to the sources of uncertainty that our organization is facing.
In the second part of the course we will lay focus on the design of authority in organizations. We will talk especially about tall hierarchies - which are the ones with many organizational levels. These can have serious problems as will be displayed in Parkinson´s Law Problem.
Finally, we will get to concrete organizational structures that our organization can understake. We will begin with the most basic functional structure which later on evolves to one of divisional structures. We will cover the main ones here as each posseses specific characteristics. After all, we will bring some interesting ones such as network, hybrid or network structure. Looking forward to see you inside!
Who this course is for:
- Business students.
- Managers seeking enlarging their scope of expertise.
HI! My name is Robert, and I have always had two personalities - data scientist and instructor. As a data scientist, I spent five years in Swedish academia and five years within Austrian banking groups. During these years, I understood that having an intuitive and authentic understanding of the field counts the most to deliver worthwhile projects. As for my instructor persona, you can hear my voice on numerous platforms that helped thousands of students grow into the topics of data science, research, business, and math. Examples include several universities, MBA programs, localization of KhanAcademy, and even custom-tailored corporate training. Nowadays, I hope to liberate and democratize the knowledge of the fields I love as much as possible! I am looking forward to sharing my knowledge and passion with you the same way I did with hundreds of business professionals and data scientists that I trained.