2 de sep. de 2019
Very challenging yet worth it. If you are in an administrative position in an organization (especially education) you will get some great perspectives/understandings from this course. Take good notes!
29 de abr. de 2020
This course provides in-depth analyses of a host of organizational theories and their application in real life. The dissection of each case and the applicability of the theories are really insightful.
por Peggy L•
6 de jun. de 2022
It took a long while for me to finish this course due to very busy personal schedule. I am so so happy that I've finally completed this as the course presents me challenges and equips me with a lot of theories and tools to explain organisation behaviour. Thanks for putting this course up in Coursera, and the inspiration Prof. McFarland and his team has brought me. I am really very pleased to have done this!!
por Claudio B•
28 de feb. de 2017
The course is excellent, it covers several theories about organizational analysis with various case studies. The most interesting thing for me is the constant concern to make practical knowledge, identifying when a theory is more applicable and what course of action a manager should take in each case. In the end, we have a series of tools that can be used in whole or in part, depending on the case in question.
por Jimmy L 梁•
12 de nov. de 2022
The beginning says week 1 & 2 are difficult as too much new information, but when I go further step by step, I found it's really great to learn framework and will be connected with ten theories and my long working experience in last. Really great course with information, insight and tips. And the screen-side chats are enjoyable with questions and discussion more on real world. Thanks and strong recommend.
por Yana S•
24 de dic. de 2016
The content was very insightful, it provided me with some lenses (as promised) to analyse different organizational issues and have deeper understanding of possible strategies for me as a change agent. The two things I've missed were 1) some peer-graded assignment in addition to quizzes and 2) some list for future investigation/reading. Maybe you would consider adding those to future courses. Thank you!
por Cassandra W•
1 de oct. de 2020
Very impressed with the content and structure of the course. A fair bit of information well layered that articulated a host of experiences we have at the workplace very well with explanations about them and how to manage to them. Also listed a host of theories supported with management strategies to use that I was not familiar with. So overall extremely pleased with the course.
por Vianny M•
1 de sep. de 2019
I am deeply satisfied with the course! The materials/lectures helped me to understand the basics thoroughly. Particularly the case studies are my real interest. I wish if there was a one big case study as an example where all the theories in this course are covered. I am applying these theories in my current organization and I got a positive feedback..! Thanks Coursera!
por Richard H•
11 de jun. de 2018
Interesting course. Provides good insights to the way different organizations work. As a result, when I recently was looking at a start-up, it was easy to identify the different players and understand the nature of the organization. Hopefully, I will be able to use some of the skills learned in the course to help move the organization in a successful direction.
por Alejandro D G•
2 de sep. de 2019
It is an excellent course, with a lot of information that can help you, on your management skills and better comprehension of how organizations can be, apart of what might guide the organization into a new way.
I recommend this course to anyone who wants to improve their management abilities and/or those who are willing to comprehend how organizations behave.
por Liselotte T•
6 de nov. de 2020
Very informative and well structured course for anyone that would like to understand more about the different lenses you can view a company. Not only useful for organisational analysts but also for anyone that want to understand more about what is happening to one's company and what management styles to use to mitigate or enforce certain behaviours.
por shubham A•
16 de jul. de 2017
This Course is really a good one. A large number of concepts are discussed in this course and moreover the case studies provided are really the USP of this course. This course not only provides with the theoretical knowledge, but also helps to understand the practical applications of the theories. I would love to recommend this course to everyone.
por Anatol K•
28 de ago. de 2020
One of the best courses I've taken on Coursera! Thanks to the Professor McFarland for preparing great lectures reach of material, real world examples. This gave me a lot insights on organizations and projects I've worked for. Special thanks for extras - the informal screen side chats that kind of helped to grasp the information easier. Thank you!
por Aiganysh I•
9 de ago. de 2020
It is a great course for anyone who wishes to comprehend a variety of organizational development theories (and their application) and thus hone one's sociological imagination. Huge thank you to our professor - Daniel McFarland and TAs for your dedication! I especially enjoyed screen-side chats and overview lectures - these very extremely helpful.
por Carl A•
18 de ene. de 2018
In my profession as a general manager of a company I can identify a lot of the theories in this course when dealing with both internals of my organization, and even more our customer organizations, which are both privately owned companies and public organizations. I can definitely recommend this course to any managers out there.
por Abraham K•
14 de nov. de 2022
Je remercie très sincèrement mes professeurs pour le soin apporté à ce cours, je remercie également coursera pour la création de cet outil formidable de formation contribuant chaque seconde à améliorer la vie d'un individu sur la planète, car j'ai personnellement suivi un cours formidable et très bénéfique à tout point de vue.
por Thomas L•
29 de may. de 2020
Incredible useful course. A detailed breakdown of all the major Organisational Analysis models, how they relate to one another, and which one is the most relevant in any given business sector. Would thoroughly recommend this course to anyone looking to understand why the organisation they work for makes the decisions they do.
por Daniel I B•
22 de dic. de 2020
Great course. Gave me a world of new perspectives about how you can analyze an organization and combine different approaches and theories in order to identify what are the core characteristics of the given organization, how it can or should develop further, how it can evaluate and resolve it's problems and many more.
por Ramadoss B•
27 de mar. de 2017
Great course ! Great teacher !
Good combination of theory as wel as practice through case studies. Students are also exposed to variety of case studies of US Corporates / Universities / Government which provides an opportunity to learn about US Management Systems.
I am lucky to have come across this course.
por John A V G•
14 de dic. de 2020
Scripted lectures were well-taught and the screen-side chats (supplementary lectures) complemented these too. I appreciated all the different theories and cases presented in this course. It was enlightening and fun to realize how these theories have presented themselves in my own school/work experiences.
por Sangeeta V•
29 de ene. de 2021
Dan was fabulous, lectures were well delivered and case studies were very interesting. I also loved the screen side chat modules ;casual yet very relevant. Slides /content is extremely handy. Thnx Coursera for this wonderful course. I have a Stanford stamp on my resume now :)
por Alvaro E V R•
12 de nov. de 2017
Excellent course. It has provided me very strong understanding through various models and ways of thinking about organizational dynamics and decision making. I wish I had had this course decades ago. It is really excellent. Prof. Macfarland is very clear, honest and insightful. I am very satisfied.
por Nikola L•
19 de ene. de 2017
Incredibly enriching program by prof Daniel MacFarland! Brilliant! You get to dive into nearly a dozen of organizational theories and learn when and how to apply them as part of your management toolbox. Tons of use cases and real life examples, Very well done. :) Do yourself a favor and enroll!
por Sanjana R•
6 de sep. de 2020
A very well detailed course which provides us a piece of in-depth knowledge about it. Also, the lectures given by Mr McFarland creates a sense of interest and inquisitiveness regarding the topic at hand, in the course takers.
A big thanks to Sir for his well delivered and interesting lectures.
por Eugene T Y Y•
15 de dic. de 2018
I work in HR, from time to time, I need to discuss with potential candidates on how our organization differs from his/her current employers or other employers in the market. This course definitely gives me the extra tools I need to better analyse between organizations in the industry. Thanks
por Sebastian K•
31 de may. de 2022
Daniel A. McFarland has done a fantastic job introducing organizational analysis through easy to grasp presentations, followed with simple, yet realistic examples. I have enjoyed every minute of this course, and would most definitely recommend it to anybody interested in business. Cheers.
por Narayan K•
4 de ene. de 2022
A course packed with amazing information and some great insights... It's a tough course purely because of the volume of information packed in, but totally worth the time and effort. The Screen Side Chats were particularly enjoyable and added so much more to the overall course value.