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How Organizations are Structured - Alumni


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Full course description




1.5 Hours





This course is available to ASU Alumni at a discount.

What you'll learn:

The way a company structures its organization can have a big impact on the bottom line. It’s especially important to make sure an organization structure supports the organization’s processes. In this course, you will learn a variety of ways that organizations can be structured. You’ll learn how four principles help companies develop effective structures to ensure their ongoing success. You will also learn several ways that work processes can be organized to enhance productivity and optimize effective use of resources.

Note: This course is not facilitated by an instructor, therefore no one is monitoring activity in the course. If you have a question or need help as you progress, please refer to the help section within the course.

Modules and content:

Students will learn the four principles of designing effective organizational structures. Real-world cases demonstrate what these principles look like in practice and why structural decisions are essential to organizational success.

Learning topics:

  1. The Purpose of Organization
  2. Common Organizational Structures
  3. Factors Impacting Organization Design
  4. Current Trends in Organization and Job Design

Who this course is designed for:

Anyone in business at any level who aspires to gain a deeper understanding of how successful businesses operate.

What you'll receive:

A Certificate of completion

Meet the instructor

Elizabeth Castillo, PhD

Elizabeth A. Castillo is an Assistant Professor of Leadership and Interdisciplinary Studies at Arizona State University. She earned a Ph.D. in Leadership Studies at the University of San Diego after a 20-year career managing social enterprise organizations. She is an avid hiker and nature photographer. Connect with her on Twitter at @eac_asu