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Today’s managers are faced with responsibilities for functional and staff management, as well as developing strategies for growth, leading teams, and staying competitive in evolving industries and markets globally. The range of knowledge and skills required by corporate managers requires the breadth of readily applicable concepts present in this course series.

Each course acts as a refresher or a way to expand beyond the concepts taught in many MBA programs. Eric and Joe provide a means for managers to reassess and extend their knowledge in the context of their professional experience, and to review the major concepts and put them into a cohesive business strategy.

Organizational design is the alignment of structure, process, rewards, metrics, and talent with the strategy of the business. In this course, we describe what has and has not been established to promote organizational effectiveness.

Course Series

This course is included in the following series:

3 CoursesApplied Executive Leadership Courses

  1. Applied Executive Ed: Entrepreneurship
  2. Applied Executive Ed: International Business
  3. Applied Executive Ed: Innovation
Learning Objectives
We expect students to be able to describe:
  • The nature of organizational culture, and how to build and change it
  • The importance of failure to create organizational learning
  • The drivers of work motivation
Last updated/reviewed: March 25, 2024
4 Reviews (23 ratings)


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This course was a great overview of developing an effective organization, by focusing on key areas of culture, structure, learning, incentives, motivation, power and IT. I would recommend.

Anonymous Author
Having the slides would have helped.

Some very interesting points made.

Anonymous Author
Very informative

Course Complexity: Intermediate

No Advanced Preparation or Prerequisites are needed for this course. However, it is recommended to take the other courses in the series prior to completing this one.

Education Provider Information
Company: Illumeo, Inc., 75 East Santa Clara St., Suite 1215, San Jose, CA 95113
Contact: For more information regarding this course, including complaint and cancellation policies, please contact our offices at (408) 400- 3993 or send an e-mail to .
Instructor for this course
Course Syllabus
  Organization Overview 1:37
  Organizational Culture 10:28
  Organizational Structure 3:45
  Organizational Learning 5:53
  Organizational Incentives 6:04
  Motivation 9:22
  Power 5:34
  Information Technology & Productivity8:03
  Unlocking the Ivory Tower Chapter 4 - Organization & ProcessPDF