Feb 29, 2024  
2022-2023 Graziadio Academic Catalog 
2022-2023 Graziadio Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

MSOD 622 Organizational Culture and Consulting Skills (6)

This course in the MSOD program is designed to build students’ understanding of strategy and organization theory/design and begin to explore the concept of organization culture. To achieve high performance and effectiveness, an organization’s strategies, structures, and processes must be designed to support each other, to fit appropriately into its environmental context, and to create a supportive culture/character/identity. This course also emphasizes the application of action research, data collection, and foundational consulting skills to organization development and effectiveness within a fieldwork setting. The focus of this course is on the systemic, normative, and diagnostic considerations associated with designing an organization’s strategic orientation. It examines the relationship between industry structure and organizational environments while more deeply considering culture as an outcome of an organization’s strategy and design. Specific topics include traditional and contemporary approaches to strategic management; open systems theory; organizational structure, reward, control, information, human resource systems, and organizational culture.