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SES # TOPICS KEY DATES
I. Introduction
1 What is strategic organizational design?  
2 Case: eBay  
3 Why are things changing?  
4 Case: InnoCentive  
II. Designing Organizations for Strategic Goals
5 Basic organizational designs  
6

Applying basic organizational designs

Case: Procter & Gamble

 
7

Designs for exploration: Product innovation

Case: Google Inc.

Team project identification due
8

Using lateral coordination processes

Case: Cisco

 
9

Maximizing employee motivation and creativity

Case: AES

 
10

Organizing global companies

Case: Siemens

 
11

Designing networks that cross firm boundaries

Case: Proctor & Gamble

Outline of team project report due
12

The process of organizational design and change

Case: Charlotte Beers at Ogilvy & Mather

 
13 Case: Wikipedia  
14 How are things changing?  
15 Case: Threadless  
16

Harnessing democracy

Cases: W. L. Gore and others

 
17 Case: TopCoder  
18

Harnessing markets

Cases: Intel scenario, Cambrian House

 
19 Self-organizing communities  
20 Organizational change in crowds  
21

What is the purpose of the organizations we are designing?

Cases: Whole Foods and others

 
III. Conclusions
22 Project team presentations  
23 Project team presentations (cont.)  
24

Project team presentations (cont.)

Class conclusion

Final team project reports due

Course Info

Learning Resource Types

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group_work Projects