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Organization DesignStrategic ManagementBusiness StrategyOrganizational Structure
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Structure Organizations

This module will introduce the fundamental dimensions of organization design. We will take a designer’s point of view and first introduce the “objective” elements of organization design, the organizational structure. This is reflected in the organization chart, the size and importance of the functional units, the organization by product lines, functions or geographical units. The second part of the module will cover other elements that govern the interaction between units and individuals, such as the degree of formalization and centralization, the reward system and the degree of task division. ...
Reading
9 videos (Total 72 min), 2 lectures, 3 quiz
Video9 vidéos
Introduction3 min
Definitions and Examples14 min
Organizational Challenges10 min
Strategic Organization Design9 min
Structural Dimensions9 min
Contextual Dimensions5 min
Promoting Cooperation and Coordination14 min
Wrap Up1 min
Reading2 lectures
Course Overview10 min
Book Chapter & Lecture Slides10 min
Quiz3 exercices pour s'entraîner
Understanding Organizations4 min
Basics of Organization Design4 min
Structure Organizations20 min
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Manage Complexity and Interdependence

This module will integrate the elements laid out in the previous one. For an organization designer, it is crucial to realize that each of the elements will interact with others. For example, screening employees for their intrinsic motivation and subsequently leaving them little autonomy would lead to decreased performance. After laying out the general patterns of complementarity and substitutability, the module will proceed to outline the consequences for changing an organization’s design. Changes of a single design element will likely trigger further changes in other, related elements, and some organizational aspects like corporate culture or existing human capital may not be easy to change, if at all. ...
Reading
7 videos (Total 38 min), 1 lecture, 3 quiz
Video7 vidéos
Definitions and Examples7 min
Causes and Effects5 min
Managing Interdependence5 min
Channeling Individual Behavior7 min
Designing Complementarities9 min
Wrap Up1 min
Reading1 lecture
Lecture Slides10 min
Quiz3 exercices pour s'entraîner
Understanding Complexity8 min
Managing Complexity6 min
Complexity and Interdependence20 min
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1 heure pour terminer

Understand your Surroundings

The design of an organization is also affected by the firm’s environment. Firms finding themselves in a competitive environment may have to compete for key resources, including employees, with other firms, which may affect the way they recruit, but it may also have repercussions for the type of employees, or other resources, the firm can acquire. Similarly, if firms strive to continuously innovate and seek out new market opportunities, they have to be designed in a way to support this goal. Thus, a firm’s strategy, its competitive environment and its organization design have to be aligned to help a firm achieve its objective. ...
Reading
7 videos (Total 51 min), 1 lecture, 3 quiz
Video7 vidéos
Definitions and Examples9 min
Environmental Challenges6 min
Meeting Environmental Challenges17 min
Why Industry Matters8 min
Example: Knowledge Industries5 min
Wrap Up1 min
Reading1 lecture
Lecture Slides10 min
Quiz3 exercices pour s'entraîner
Understanding the Firm Environment2 min
Industry-Specific Design2 min
Understand your Surroundings20 min
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Decide on a Corporate Office

This module will highlight the role of the corporate office in a number of ways. First, its importance in corporate decision-making is analyzed: On the one hand, the corporate office is best placed to take the firm’s overall objectives into account, so corporate choices may be more efficient if taken by the corporate office. On the other hand, lower ranks in the hierarchy often carry more detailed information about the immediate challenges and changes in the different activities of the firm. Second, this module looks at the scope of decisions the corporate office takes. While some corporate offices restrict themselves to providing an internal financial market, others will heavily control the specific actions of the lower-ranked units. ...
Reading
7 videos (Total 35 min), 1 lecture, 2 quiz
Video7 vidéos
Introduction4 min
Improving Performance8 min
Shared Services, Compliance and Combinations4 min
A Form of Centralization6 min
Scope of Decision-Making8 min
Wrap Up1 min
Reading1 lecture
Lecture Slides10 min
Quiz2 exercices pour s'entraîner
Corporate Office4 min
Decide on a Corporate Office20 min
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Excellent course that is fully applicable in real world. The theory explained is demonstrable in real life companies.

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Tobias Kretschmer

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Institute for Strategy, Technology and Organization

À propos de Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München (LMU)

As one of Europe's leading research universities, LMU Munich is committed to the highest international standards of excellence in research and teaching. Building on its 500-year-tradition of scholarship, LMU covers a broad spectrum of disciplines, ranging from the humanities and cultural studies through law, economics and social studies to medicine and the sciences....

À propos de la Spécialisation Competitive Strategy and Organization Design

Paired with humorous elements and illustrating examples, the Competitive Strategy and Organization Design specialization is the ideal choice for curious individuals who enjoy unique learning experiences and innovative teaching approaches. Its style is likely to appeal especially to young, middle-aged and young-at-heart learners. The specialization is indended for learners interested in engaging in fundamental theories and concepts of strategy and organization and applying these to practice. Employed professionals and management students will benefit from deepening and refreshing their existing knowledge by means of our specialization. Learners with non-business backgrounds will gain valuable additional business insights complementing their existing knowledge. Participants will learn to understand and analyze ● behavior of organizations in situations in which strategic decisions are interdependent ● strategies to build up and maintain a customer base ● internal workings of an organization as well as its interaction with the outside world, i.e. partners, complementors and competitors ● the design of an effective organization that can compete, grow and adjust flexibly to different environments This specialization is the only online learning program in which students can learn and laugh at the same time. That said, we are looking forward to learning and laughing with you!...
Competitive Strategy and Organization Design

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  • Strategic Organization Design is the third course of our "Competitive Strategy and Organization Design" specialilzation on Coursera.

    While your overall understanding will surely benefit from enrolling in the first two specialization courses "Competitive Strategy" and "Advanced Competitive Strategy", no worries - you will also enjoy this course individually, without any prior enrollments.

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