Organizational Design
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Organizational Design

University course as being teached at Swedish universities that will cover the scope of Organizational Design.
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Created by Robert Barcik
Last updated 9/2015
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This course includes
  • 2.5 hours on-demand video
  • 24 downloadable resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • Analyze design of organizations around them.
  • Solve basic challenges regarding authority and control in organizations.
  • Recognise various organizational structures.
Requirements
  • We recommend watching our Introduction to Organizations course.
Description

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.
Course content
Expand all 24 lectures 02:26:44
+ Basic Challenges in Organizational Design
8 lectures 01:02:06
Vertical and Horizontal Differentiation
06:09
Differentiation, Integration and Subunit Orientation
08:19
Centralization and Decentralization of Authority in Organizations
10:57
Standardization and Mutual Adjustment in Decision Making
07:05
Mechanistic and Organic Structure
07:54
Contingency Approach to Organizational Design
03:55
Section 1 Quiz
7 questions
+ Authority and Control in Organizations
5 lectures 34:18
Introduction to Authority and Control
08:39
Problems With Tall Hierarchies
06:56
Parkinson´s Law Problem
04:23
Span of Control
07:43
Bureaucracy In Organisations
06:37
Section 2 Quiz
6 questions
+ Organizational Structures
11 lectures 50:20
Functional Organizational Structure
05:44
From Functional to Divisional Organizational Structure
03:46
Overview of Divisional Organizational Structures
05:36
Product Division Organizational Structure
04:33
Multidivisional Organizational Structure
06:42
Product Team Organizational Structure
04:10
Geographic Organizational Structure
03:17
Market Organizatonal Structure
03:16
Matrix Organizational Structure
06:24
Hybrid Organizational Structure
01:52
Network Organizational Structure
05:00
Section 3 Quiz
9 questions