GE3010 Organizations as Systems and Structures

GE3010 Organizations as Systems and Structures (3-0) Winter/Summer Open to EMBA DL students only. Defense organizations are purposive systems comprising tasks and technologies, vertical and lateral coordination structures and processes, reward systems, and individual motivation. This course prepares leaders to understand the organizational system components and their relationships: inputs (e.g., environment, history), design factors (i.e., people, task, structure, culture) and outputs/outcomes (e.g., productivity, satisfaction, growth). A primary focus is on the organizational level of analysis and includes such topics as environment, hierarchy and structural configuration, with special emphasis on the context and organization of DoD. Applications and cases address command and control, joint task forces and network centric operations with attention to organizational theory and design tradeoffs. Prerequisite: None.

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