Strategic Organizational Design

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How can you optimally configure organizational units to drive change and achieve goals? This is one of the key questions 15.320 Strategic Organizational Design looks to answer. (Image by MIT OpenCourseWare.)

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MIT Course Number

15.320

As Taught In

Spring 2011

Level

Graduate

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Course Description

15.320 Strategic Organizational Design focuses on effective organizational design in both traditional and innovative organizations, with special emphasis on innovative organizational forms that can provide strategic advantage. Topics include when to use functional, divisional, or matrix organizations, how IT creates new organizational possibilities, and examples of innovative organizational possibilities, such as democratic decision-making, crowd-based organizations, internal resource markets, and other forms of collective intelligence. Team projects include inventing new possibilities for real organizations.

Malone, Thomas. 15.320 Strategic Organizational Design, Spring 2011. (MIT OpenCourseWare: Massachusetts Institute of Technology), http://ocw.mit.edu/courses/sloan-school-of-management/15-320-strategic-organizational-design-spring-2011 (Accessed). License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA


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