Organizational Design and Change
In today’s highly changing business environment, organizational design is a crucial activity for executives managing a global enterprise as well as a small work team, in both private and public sectors. Globalization, digital transformation, worldwide competition, and ever-new technologies drive the ongoing reassessment and change of organizations. New forms of organizational design have been developed in recent years: matrix, poject-based, modular, network, “spaghetti”, crowd-based and “holacracy” – to name a few. New organizational forms challenge old ways of organizing for efficiency and effectiveness. This course focuses on developing an understanding of the basics of organizational design, how to adopt appropriate organizational design principles to manage innovation and change, and how to keep organizational structures aligned to increasingly complex and competitive environments. The course is accessible to students with no previous background in economics and management. The course builds on examples and case studies about real-world companies in a variety of industries, businesses, and countries, and engages students in a creative effort to apply empirically supported theoretical principles to actual business examples.