Designing the Organization: From Strategy to Organizational Structure



In this course you will understand how firms are organized, what factors must be taken into account in making critical design decisions, and what role managers play in making these choices. In order to answer these questions, we will first develop a conceptual process model that links business models, external and internal contingencies, and organizational design. Second, we will focus on the fundamental principles of organization design and what alternative design choices are available for managers. Finally, we will apply these concepts and ideas to organizational situations to develop the critical insights and decision making skills to build effective organizations.


• Will understand how managers create value through their organizations

• Will have a good understanding of the fundamental principles and factors important to organizational design

• Will be able to design the coordination, control, and performance measurement systems to manage an organization.





Day 1

Course Orientation

technical skills required .

Corporate Governance and the Role of Managers in Value Creation

What is management

what role do managers play in creating economic value.

Graded: Dynatrend Case Study


Day 2

Environment of Organizations: External and Internal Contingencies

What factors should be taken into account in designing organizations?

fundamental understanding the role of external and internal contingencies in developing organizational design alternatives.

Graded: Yayasan Malaysia Case Study


Day 3

Organization Design – Differentiation

What are the critical building blocks of organization design?

the allocation of resources, authority, and tasks provide the managers the choices for structuring the organization.

Graded: Imtiaz Case Study


Day 4

Elements of Organization Design – Integration

How is organizational integration achieved with the use of coordination and control tools?

Coordination and control are the essential parts of organization design,

Describe how these tools are used to design the organization.

Graded: Nestlé Case Study

Day 5

Workshop Organization Design – Integration

Imtiaz Case Study