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What you will learn

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    Define the key organisational capabilities required for a firm’s positioning strategy as the anchoring point for leading an organisation

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    Assess the degree of alignment between key capabilities and organisational architecture (culture, structure, people practices, systems)

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    Identify the organisational misalignment issues that a leader should prioritize and focus their change plan on

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    Develop and present concrete, suitable, and feasible organisational change recommendations that can resolve organisational misalignment issues

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Value ChainOrganisational leadershipOrganisational alignmentChange planning

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Beginner Level

Approx. 27 hours to complete

Suggested: 6 weeks of study, 3-5 hours/week...

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Subtitles: English

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
5 hours to complete

Organisational alignment

7 videos (Total 28 min), 6 readings, 2 quizzes
7 videos
Week 1 Outline - Organisational Alignment1m
Organisational alignment6m
The importance of key capabilities5m
How to identify key capabilities3m
Value chain analysis5m
Habit corner – sample2m
6 readings
Course overview1m
Learning activities and assessment1m
Explore organisational alignment40m
The importance of key capabilities15m
Explore key capabilities15m
Explore value chain analysis20m
1 practice exercise
Recall 115m
Week
2
4 hours to complete

Organisational culture

5 videos (Total 29 min), 3 readings, 2 quizzes
5 videos
What is organisational culture?3m
Why organisational culture is important5m
Types of organisational culture7m
Levers of cultural change10m
3 readings
Explore organisational culture30m
Explore strategic fit40m
Explore culture change30m
1 practice exercise
Recall: Organisational culture15m
Week
3
4 hours to complete

Organisational structure

4 videos (Total 25 min), 2 readings, 2 quizzes
4 videos
Key trade-offs in organisational structure7m
Types of organisational structure6m
Advantages and disadvantages of different structure types8m
2 readings
Explore key trade-offs20m
Explore types of organisational structure40m
2 practice exercises
Recall organisational structure15m
Week 3 quiz1h
Week
4
4 hours to complete

Organisational control systems

3 videos (Total 15 min), 3 readings, 2 quizzes
3 videos
The four types of control systems6m
The balanced score card6m
3 readings
Explore types of control systems20m
Explore the balanced score card30m
Become a Global MBA learner10m
2 practice exercises
Recall: Organisational control systems15m
Week 4 quiz1h
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By SKMay 23rd 2019

Learned new perspectives of Strategic HRM and some really helpful management frameworks and concepts which will definitely help me in my career.

By MCDec 21st 2018

Learned a lot of practical things that I can apply in my current job. Thank you Professor Lok and the rest of the Macquarie and Coursera team!

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Professor Jaco Lok

Department of Management
Macquarie University

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