Understanding Organizations: ORGL 3000

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Course Details

Offered: Fall Quarter 2020

Contemporary workplaces are complex and continually evolving. In order to be effective leaders, we must understand the factors that contribute to organizational complexity. This course provides an overview of classical and emerging perspectives regarding organizational theory. Topics include organizational culture, structure, and values. In this course, you will gain the foundational skills needed to diagnose, evaluate, and propose solutions to improve organizational health and effectiveness.

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this course, you will be able to:

  • Describe organizations in terms of their organizational, legal and cultural characteristics(vision, mission, culture, resources, ethical praxis, diversity, leadership, stakeholders, etc.).
  • Identify contemporary issues that affect an organization’s internal and external operational environments.
  • Evaluate the health and effectiveness of an organization including internal operations and its impact on the larger community and society.
  • Suggest interventions to solve organizational problems incorporating models and theories learned in this course.

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