Excellent Course. Understanding human behavior is one of the most difficult challenges in an organization. This course describes the challenges well and offers approaches to tackling those challenges.
A fantastic, thought provoking course. Gave us a lot of things to reflect on and be mindful of in different situations in the organization. Thank you Prof Cappelli and Prof Useem. Grateful to you.
par Srimathi C•
Professor Capelli was really amazing. He took the natural flow of explaining the subject slowly with pauses and expressions while Professor Mike's explanations were really hard to follow, dry and was hard to focus.
par Andreas K•
A nice course with important concepts pointing out the importance of the subject Human and Social capital. On the other hand it scrapes only on the surface of this important area for a manager.
par Federico B•
First two weeks were super interesting; the second two seemed a little "dispersive", lots of time focused on the details of the examples but not enough explaining on the core messages.
par Keiran H•
Very much an introductory course with fairly slim content supported by a lot of examples. This felt a lot less substantial than the Intro to Marketing course in this specialisation.
par Amy T Z•
I was hoping this course would go deeper into psychological managing. This course seems better suited to just learning the architecture of the building departments.
par Jonah R•
Case studies were good but it was otherwise a very theoretical course and didn't often feel like it could be boiled down to everyday application.
par Rahul S•
The notes from Mike were not very interactive. ALso the flow of Mike's presentation was not captivating
par Roman P•
Great introduction. A bit more depth and breadth (ie. 8 week course) would be terrific!
par Gusen Y•
Way too easy and general...I wanna learn more from the instructors.
par Gil R•
I think more examples would have been better for the class.
par Balazs M•
Thought provoking albeit at times vague and dragged out.
par Jordan X R•
It started off strong but lost momentum.
par Kyle N•
Could be a bit more interesting
par Marc T•
Content is too anecdotal.
par Nolan S•
par Niwech H•
5 points out of 5 for professor Peter. 1 point out of 5 for professor Mike. The first 2 weeks were good as professor Peter presented with very brief and sum up the ideas. On another hand, the last 2 weeks were bad, professor Mike didn't do well in term of summary. He spent 70% for introduction of each topic before reaching to the points that he want to make. Most of the time, he didn't make any points. Plus he didn't answer the questions that he asked. I am disappointed. I was expecting to learn more as the course structure was impressive BUT the actual lectures are not covered the topic.
par Steve M•
This is a survey course. It uses several simple case studies to explain some basic points, but does not go into detail in any particular area. For example the course does not explain well different organizational models or their strengths and weaknesses (functional, regional, etc). I expected more than a cursory mention of matrix management, which is powerful but complex to implement well. There are no hands-on activities other than quizzes at the end of the week. The subtitles are broken and/or of poor quality in several of the videos.
par Q W•
Taking this course as part of the series of courses offered by Wharton on intro to business. I'm coming from engineering background so not sure if this is true to everyone, but I feel this course does not offer much in-depth on those topics, it's just a slight touch on the surface of those. Among the series of courses I've took so far I fee the accounting course is definitely the No.1 among all others, no doubt at all.
par Janice A•
I think the Professors are both great and well-knowledged, but I find that the presentation of the material could have been better. I find that case studies took too much time to present and discuss, and I also think that the quizzes do not highlight the importance of the materials. The quizzes contain too many trivial questions and those that do not have much added value to the learning experience.
great theory and principles but could be a little more tactical and related to real case scenarios of the working environment. such as: how to manage your bosses as well as react to peers when competition exists though team work must prevail. How to handle medium performers. How to handle politics in the offices when bosses use preferences and similarity concepts.
par Yi-Chien, C•
It was a very general overview through human resource management. Hope that more insights could have been offered by providing more concrete strategies. Also, it would be a plus to offer recommended readings for the topic.
par Samantha B•
I didn't quite feel I left with a sense of practical knowledge on how to manage or build the architecture of an organization.
par Eoghan C•
felt a bit dated. older materials, older case studies and examples. all quizing should be a little tougher i thought.
par Keiji H•
Explaining many abstractive things with a couple of concrete actual stories and less correct materials.
par YUN L•
the course is poorly structured. the videos are lack of well-organization and the slides are poorly written. The lecturer teaches in a way that's so hard to follow with tedious cases. Avoid this one and seek for other alternatives.