Organizational Design

Become an organizational designer

During this four week e-learning course you will be taught state of the art organizational design theory and how to apply professional organization design implementation methods and tools to your own case.

The course is accredited by the Organisation Design Community.

The course is designed around diagnostic, analysis, design, and implementation. The course is divided into 16 modules. Throughout the course the elements of the couyrse will be applied to participant cases. The course integrates application with state-of-the-art theory.

The core reading for the course is: Burton, Richard M., Børge Obel, and Dorthe Døjbak Håkonsson. Organizational design: A step by step approach. 4th Edition, Cambridge University Press, 2020.

You will get an electronic version of the book as part of the course.

The course instructor is Professor Børge Obel. He is author of several books on organisation design. He has teaching experience from several Danish and international universities including Duke University and Luiss Business school, Rome. Børge Obel has had a long career in university leader ship as rector and dean at several universities. Børge Obel has also industrial experience as a member and chairman of numerous board within production and financial industry as well as in service industry. He is renowned expert within digital transformation. Børge Obel has published more than 10 books and more than 100 scientific papers within organization design, strategy, finance and operations research.

  • Structure of virtual version of course sample
  • Introduction
  • Introduction to Scope and Unit of Analysis plus information processing
  • Contingenices and Input
  • Misfit Diagnosis
  • Group work
  • Group work
  • Group presentation
  • Structual options
  • New organizational forms
  • Design and implementation
  • Design properties and options
  • scenarios and prototypes
  • Structural selection
  • Detailed design
  • Detailed design
  • Implementation
  • Group work on case
  • Group presentation and conclusion
Completion rules
  • All units must be completed