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Learner Reviews & Feedback for Designing the Organization by University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

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About the Course

Organizations are complex and can be difficult to manage well. So managers need tools to help them better understand and deal with the many complexities and challenges associated with organizational life. In this course, you will learn theories, principles, and frameworks that will help you to design more effective organizations. We will view organizations from different perspectives that we will use as lenses to help us bring common organizational challenges, and solutions to those challenges, into focus. Some of these common challenges include clarifying the organization’s purpose, setting up effective governance systems, measuring organizational effectiveness, choosing an appropriate organizational structure, dealing with growing pains, and responding to changes outside the organization. As you learn and apply the principles from this course, you will be better prepared to effectively navigate the challenges that you face in your own organization....

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Apr 28, 2020

It was the hardest, but best course so far. Surely, it will be very useful to apply in any context. It gives one satisfaction to better understand leaders, organizations, and what could be better.


Jun 26, 2019

I really learnt many useful things and skills by this course. Really thanks your Coursera team for giving us this chance to complete our education while sitting at home. THANKS!

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By Abdelys G

Mar 16, 2017

Really Good Lecturer! He explains concepts in avery clear way.

By Noureldin B

Nov 04, 2019

Excellent instructor for a very interesting life experience.

By Dilshan M D

Apr 28, 2020

Well explained and knowledge what we gain from it is best.

By Amber A

Nov 09, 2019

excellent course and thanks to Prof Bednar and Leblebici

By Garth G

Jul 25, 2018

Great information which is applicable to my workplace.

By Jennifer N

Apr 11, 2018

Great course. Very relevant and practical information.

By Thaer D

Jun 04, 2020

I learned a lot of things which are really useful

By Claudio L

Feb 01, 2017

interesting for my position as a General Managerl

By Nadia G

Oct 30, 2018

This was a great course, I really learned a lot.

By James K

May 22, 2018

Great course. Extremely engaging content!


May 28, 2020

Quite descriptive and informative videos

By Rajesh G

Dec 17, 2019

Very informative & interesting course.

By Nehemiah Y K

Dec 05, 2019

Very informative and detailed course.

By Suman D

May 26, 2019

Great Course and very well explained

By Joshua H

Apr 02, 2020

Pretty awesome! I learned a lot.

By Ricardo J N C

Oct 21, 2019

Simple and with great insights


Aug 25, 2019

Excellent course and material.

By Nanette W

May 07, 2019

Very Informative and Relevant!

By Rotem C

May 01, 2020

Interesting and well-taught.

By Maureen P

Apr 27, 2020

I really enjoyed this course

By Kevin S

Nov 03, 2019

I enjoyed the last module.


Jul 01, 2019

Modulos Demasiado extensos

By Jeanine D

Dec 10, 2019

My favorite course yet!

By Alejandro M V

Apr 29, 2019

Crystal clear explained


Apr 24, 2020

It is great to learn.