Upon course completion, students will be able to:
1. Demonstrate an understanding of the dimensions of organization design, evolution of organization theory, organization configuration, and efficient performance versus the Learning Organization. Examine the strengths and weaknesses of alternative explanations of organizational life and behavior that lead us to see and understand organizations in distinctive and sometimes partial ways.
2. Analyze the organization’s purpose, and various types of work organization structural designs. Integrate the different perspectives of technical organizations presented in the course into a diagnostic reading of an organizational situation and to critically evaluate how the various insights interact.
3. Demonstrate an understanding of the balanced scorecard approach to effectiveness, information-sharing perspective on structure, virtual networks and outsourcing.
4. Demonstrate an understanding of the organization environment, the changing environment, adapting to a changing environment, framework for resources to environment change, dependence on external resources, influencing external resources, organization ecosystems, resource dependence collaborative networks, population ecology, and institutionalism.
5. Understand and evaluate appropriate work organization structural designs to a global Arena. Assess the importance of information processing, learning, and intelligence and apply a framework for understanding and assessing technical organizations in which a high degree of flexibility and innovation is needed.
6. Understand and evaluate appropriate work organization structural designs to a global arena.
7. Demonstrate knowledge of the organizational core manufacturing and service technologies.
8. Define critical factors in organization life cycle, size, bureaucracy, and control. Recognize and analyze the different sets of interests, conflicts and politics that guide organizational life. 3
9. Define critical factors in organization life cycle, size, bureaucracy, and control.
10. Assess the impact of organizational culture, ethical values, social responsibility, and other patterns of shared meaning that guide organizational life.
11. Demonstrate knowledge the elements of organizational decision-making, change, and political processes to include power, politics, and collaboration.
12. Understand the role of leadership in creating and sustaining organizational culture.