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Skills you will gain

Organization DesignManagement TheoryDecision-MakingOrganizational Structure

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Approx. 15 hours to complete

Suggested: 4 weeks of study, 4-6 hours/week...


Subtitles: English

Learners taking this Course are

  • Operations Managers
  • IT Managers
  • Chief Financial Officers (CFOs)
  • HR Specialists
  • Risk Managers

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

1 hour to complete

Course Orientation

1 video (Total 3 min), 5 readings, 1 quiz
5 readings
About the Discussion Forums10m
Descriptions of Firms Discussed in This Course10m
Updating Your Profile10m
1 practice exercise
Orientation Quiz10m
2 hours to complete

Module 1: Organizational Life Cycle – Innovation, Change, and Redesign

12 videos (Total 72 min), 2 readings, 1 quiz
12 videos
1-1.1: The Case of Facit6m
1-1.2: Why Organizations Grow and What Happens6m
1-1.3: Life Cycle Process15m
1-1.4: Symptoms of Ineffective Design2m
1-1.5: Alternative Corrective Actions4m
1-2.1: Introduction to Change5m
1-2.2: Rational Elements9m
1-2.3: Emotional Elements4m
1-2.4: Situational Elements10m
1-2.5: The Logic of Organizational Change3m
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2 readings
Module 1 Overview10m
Module 1 Readings10m
1 practice exercise
Module 1 Quiz20m
2 hours to complete

Module 2: Managerial Decision Making and Organization Design

8 videos (Total 79 min), 2 readings, 1 quiz
8 videos
2-1.1: Decision Making in an Organization12m
2-1.2: Prescriptive Models11m
2-1.3: Descriptive Models8m
2-2.1: Fundamental Attribution Error and Related Fallacies15m
2-2.2: Biases Related to Availability & Representativeness Heuristics12m
2-2.3: Critical Traps in Decision Making6m
2-2.4: Organizational Consequences and Managerial Action10m
2 readings
Module 2 Overview10m
Module 2 Readings10m
1 practice exercise
Module 2 Quiz20m
4 hours to complete

Module 3: Managing Human Resources – Building Culture and Identity in Organizations

10 videos (Total 63 min), 2 readings, 2 quizzes
10 videos
3-1.1: What Is Culture?4m
3-1.2: Organizational Culture5m
3-1.3: What Is the Relationship between Culture and Values?6m
3-1.4: Major Drivers of Culture3m
3-1.5: Values, Culture, and Value Creation6m
3-2.1: Finding the Right People and Retaining Them Human Resources8m
3-2.2: High Commitment Workforce Perspective4m
3-2.3: High Flexibility Workforce Practice17m
3-2.4: Which Philosophy Is Better?4m
2 readings
Module 3 Overview10m
Module 3 Readings10m
1 practice exercise
Module 3 Quiz20m
2 hours to complete

Module 4: Top Management Teams, Managerial Succession, and Organizational Consequences

9 videos (Total 67 min), 2 readings, 1 quiz
9 videos
4-1.1: The Top Management Team7m
4-1.2: Leadership Succession at Yahoo10m
4-1.3: Key Elements of Leadership Development12m
4-2.1: New CEOs & Organizational Tensions10m
4-2.2: Changing Roles of Senior Managers6m
What Did We Cover in Course 1?8m
What Did We Cover in Course 2?7m
Final Comments2m
2 readings
Module 4 Overview10m
Module 4 Readings10m
1 practice exercise
Module 4 Quiz20m
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Top reviews from Managing the Organization: From Organizational Design to Execution

By ROOct 16th 2017

A well presented course for implementing strategy related to the elements from organizational design to execution. This course stresses the importance and necessity of an integrated process that is

By EKDec 29th 2018

A good course for those interested in some of the basic concepts that underly why senior executives make the decisions they do regarding organizational design and management.



Huseyin Leblebici

Professor of Business Administration
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign College of Business Department of Business Administration

Michael Bednar

Associate Professor
Business Administration

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About the Strategic Leadership and Management Specialization

Enhance leadership and business skills for immediate impact. Practice everyday leadership, manage people, learn and apply concepts and techniques to effectively manage organizations through organizational design, and formulate and implement strategy. Through the courses in this specialization, you will learn the fundamentals to effectively lead people and teams, manage organizations as well as tools to analyze business situations and develop strategies. The Specialization covers the strategic, human resource, and organizational foundations for creating and capturing value for sustainable competitive advantage – including how to manage people and organizations, analyze the competition, and develop strategies both within a business and across a portfolio of businesses. The capstone is a strategic leadership and management plan where you’ll apply what you will learn to an actual business situation with participation by one or more focal companies. The deliverable will be designed to create value from the perspective of potential employers while achieving pedagogical and experiential goals for learners. This Specialization is part of the University of Illinois Masters of Business Administration degree program, the iMBA. Learn more about the admission into the program here and how your Coursera work can be leveraged if accepted into the program. You can also start with for-credit courses within the Illinois iMBA degree program....
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