Organizational Theory And Design – org716 (3 credits)

Upon completion of this course, students will be prepared to analyze and select appropriate paradigms to guide organizational research. Additionally, students will have the ability to systematically apply organizational theories to enrich existing models or develop new models to increase performance and effectiveness. Competencies: Analyze organizational strategies and needs to determine optimal methods for organizational design. Differentiate the roles of communication and power across the systems paradigms. Evaluate the impact of communication and power on organizational effectiveness and levels of productivity. Explore historical and current trends in organizational theory. Analyze the influence of current organization developmental practices to guide organizational research. Apply paradigms of thinking following the tenets of the scholar-practitioner-leader model toward organizational challenges and research. Explore the interplay between organizational structure and cultural competency. Determine the role and significance of ethics in organizational theory, design, and development.

This graduate-level course is 8 weeks. This course is available as part of a degree or certificate program. To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Representative.

Understanding Organizations Through Imagery

  • Competency B: Differentiate the roles of communication and power across the systems paradigms. [Wk 7]
  • Competency C: Evaluate the impact of communication and power on organizational effectiveness and levels of productivity. [Wk 7]
  • Competency D: Explore historical and current trends in organizational theory. [Wk 7]
  • Competency E: Analyze the influence of current organization developmental practices to guide organizational research. [Wk 7]
  • Competency F: Apply paradigms of thinking following the tenets of the scholar-practitioner-leader model toward organizational challenges and research. [Wk 7]
  • Competency G: Explore the interplay between organizational structure and cultural competency. [Wk 7]
  • Competency H: Determine the role and significance of ethics in organizational theory, design, and development. [Wk 7]
  • Competency A: Analyze organizational strategies and needs to determine optimal methods for organizational design. [Wk 7]

An Overview of Organizational Theory and Design

  • Competency D: Explore historical and current trends in organizational theory. [Wk 3]
  • Competency A: Analyze organizational strategies and needs to determine optimal methods for organizational design. [Wk 3]
  • Competency B: Differentiate the roles of communication and power across the systems paradigms. [Wk 3]
  • Competency C: Evaluate the impact of communication and power on organizational effectiveness and levels of productivity. [Wk 3]
  • Competency E: Analyze the influence of current organization developmental practices to guide organizational research. [Wk 3]
  • Competency F: Apply paradigms of thinking following the tenets of the scholar-practitioner-leader model toward organizational challenges and research. [Wk 3]
  • Competency G: Explore the interplay between organizational structure and cultural competency. [Wk 3]
  • Competency H: Determine the role and significance of ethics in organizational theory, design, and development. [Wk 3]

Reading Week

  • Competency A: Analyze organizational strategies and needs to determine optimal methods for organizational design. [Wk 2]
  • Competency B: Differentiate the roles of communication and power across the systems paradigms. [Wk 2]
  • Competency C: Evaluate the impact of communication and power on organizational effectiveness and levels of productivity. [Wk 2]
  • Competency E: Analyze the influence of current organization developmental practices to guide organizational research. [Wk 2]
  • Competency F: Apply paradigms of thinking following the tenets of the scholar-practitioner-leader model toward organizational challenges and research. [Wk 2]
  • Competency G: Explore the interplay between organizational structure and cultural competency. [Wk 2]
  • Competency H: Determine the role and significance of ethics in organizational theory, design, and development. [Wk 2]
  • Competency D: Explore historical and current trends in organizational theory. [Wk 2]

The Future of Organizational Theory and Design

  • Competency E: Analyze the influence of current organization developmental practices to guide organizational research. [Wk 8]
  • Competency F: Apply paradigms of thinking following the tenets of the scholar-practitioner-leader model toward organizational challenges and research. [Wk 8]
  • Competency G: Explore the interplay between organizational structure and cultural competency. [Wk 8]
  • Competency H: Determine the role and significance of ethics in organizational theory, design, and development. [Wk 8]
  • Competency A: Analyze organizational strategies and needs to determine optimal methods for organizational design. [Wk 8]
  • Competency B: Differentiate the roles of communication and power across the systems paradigms. [Wk 8]
  • Competency C: Evaluate the impact of communication and power on organizational effectiveness and levels of productivity. [Wk 8]
  • Competency D: Explore historical and current trends in organizational theory. [Wk 8]

Systems Thinking Paradigms in Organizational Theory and Design

  • Competency B: Differentiate the roles of communication and power across the systems paradigms. [Wk 4]
  • Competency C: Evaluate the impact of communication and power on organizational effectiveness and levels of productivity. [Wk 4]
  • Competency D: Explore historical and current trends in organizational theory. [Wk 4]
  • Competency E: Analyze the influence of current organization developmental practices to guide organizational research. [Wk 4]
  • Competency F: Apply paradigms of thinking following the tenets of the scholar-practitioner-leader model toward organizational challenges and research. [Wk 4]
  • Competency G: Explore the interplay between organizational structure and cultural competency. [Wk 4]
  • Competency A: Analyze organizational strategies and needs to determine optimal methods for organizational design. [Wk 4]
  • Competency H: Determine the role and significance of ethics in organizational theory, design, and development. [Wk 4]

Organizational Development: The Application of Organizational Theory and Design

  • Competency C: Evaluate the impact of communication and power on organizational effectiveness and levels of productivity. [Wk 5]
  • Competency D: Explore historical and current trends in organizational theory. [Wk 5]
  • Competency E: Analyze the influence of current organization developmental practices to guide organizational research. [Wk 5]
  • Competency F: Apply paradigms of thinking following the tenets of the scholar-practitioner-leader model toward organizational challenges and research. [Wk 5]
  • Competency G: Explore the interplay between organizational structure and cultural competency. [Wk 5]
  • Competency H: Determine the role and significance of ethics in organizational theory, design, and development. [Wk 5]
  • Competency A: Analyze organizational strategies and needs to determine optimal methods for organizational design. [Wk 5]
  • Competency B: Differentiate the roles of communication and power across the systems paradigms. [Wk 5]

Making Organizational Theory and Design Effective

  • Competency A: Analyze organizational strategies and needs to determine optimal methods for organizational design. [Wk 6]
  • Competency B: Differentiate the roles of communication and power across the systems paradigms. [Wk 6]
  • Competency C: Evaluate the impact of communication and power on organizational effectiveness and levels of productivity. [Wk 6]
  • Competency D: Explore historical and current trends in organizational theory. [Wk 6]
  • Competency E: Analyze the influence of current organization developmental practices to guide organizational research. [Wk 6]
  • Competency F: Apply paradigms of thinking following the tenets of the scholar-practitioner-leader model toward organizational challenges and research. [Wk 6]
  • Competency G: Explore the interplay between organizational structure and cultural competency. [Wk 6]
  • Competency H: Determine the role and significance of ethics in organizational theory, design, and development. [Wk 6]

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