Understanding Organizational Strategy and Capabilities

Course 1 of 4 in Leadership Principles for Engineers, Scientists, and Researchers

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  • START DATE January 13, 2020 More Dates
  • TIME COMMITMENT 5 Hours per Week
  • DURATION 4 Weeks
  • FORMAT Online
  • PRICE $849

WHAT YOU WILL LEARN

Successful leaders are able to influence their team to accomplish shared objectives. This course will introduce you to MIT’s-honed concept of “Dynamic Work Design” which allows teams to successfully drive the mission of an organization forward. View the week by week schedule here.

  • Understand the relevance of organizational strategy and practice how to align your team, products, and efforts with it.
  • Prioritize products that create value for the end user.
  • Decompose your product systems into individual tasks, relationships, and entities to organize and conceptualize your work.
  • Develop new processes by utilizing the Four Principles of Dynamic Work Design.
  • Identify the notion of capability and its impact with implementing change.
  • Design knowledge work effectively by utilizing visual management.

WHO SHOULD ENROLL

  • Early and mid-career engineering, science, and research professionals

  • Managers and individual contributors in technical organizations who are eager to add more value to their teams and organizations

  • Busy, ambitious technical professionals looking to advance their leadership and technical capacities while on the job

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HOW YOU WILL LEARN

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    WORRIED ABOUT WORK/LIFE BALANCE?

    Learn online - when and where you would like.

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    WANT A CONFIRMATION OF SUCCESS?

    Earn a Professional Certificate and 1.25 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) from MIT.

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    NEED A NETWORK?

    Connect with an international community of professionals while working on projects based on real-world examples.

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    LOOKING TO INNOVATE?

    Gain insights from leading MIT faculty and industry experts.

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    READY FOR FEEDBACK?

    Benefit from a robust, collaborative learning environment.

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    INTERESTED IN THE LATEST TRENDS?

    Access cutting edge, research-based multimedia content developed by MIT professors & industry experts.

WHAT LEARNERS ARE SAYING

Professionals from companies like Boeing, Boston Scientific, and the U.S. Air Force have completed this program

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Rafayel Ghasabyan, CEO, RAFA Solutions

I can see a huge value in the program, as to how it is organized and how it delivers the messages. I am going to share my knowledge with my team and …

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Ujjwal Kumar, Senior Cloud Solution Architect, Microsoft

All the reflections were great exercises to begin. I am going to apply this first in my org and then with my peers organization. Further, we will use…

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Emily R. Wright, Versatile Technologist, Boeing

This is an awesome program for emerging leaders and for those currently in leadership positions. The knowledge, tools, and techniques are very useful…

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Kianna Elahi-Gedwillo, Senior Engineer, Boston Scientific

I really enjoyed the course and learned a lot. I am looking forward to implementing these ideas into my future work and expect it to contribute to a …

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Madhanmohan Savadamuthu, Lead Engineer, Boeing

I was always thinking politics comes from a negative attitude. But the view presented in the course about politics was excellent and it really helps …

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Liisa Charie Bruchal, Associate Technical Fellow, The Boeing Company

The entire program was excellent! I learned so much about leadership, including context, practical applications, and understanding my strengths, but …

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MIT FACULTY AND INSTRUCTORS

Edward F. Crawley

Edward F. Crawley

Ford Professor of Engineering, Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics, MIT

Nelson Repenning

Nelson Repenning

Professor of System Dynamics, Sloan School of Management, MIT

COURSES IN THIS PROGRAM

To earn a Professional Certificate, you must complete the four courses in the program. For those who do not want to commit to the full program, courses can be taken on an individual basis. Savings apply when enrolling into the full program.

Understanding Organizational Strategy and Capabilities Understanding Organizational Strategy and Capabilities

Course 1 of 4 in Leadership Principles for Engineers, Scientists, and Researchers

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Negotiating and Applying Influence and Power Negotiating and Applying Influence and Power

Course 2 of 4 in Leadership Principles for Engineers, Scientists, and Researchers

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Leading Change in Organizations Leading Change in Organizations

Course 3 of 4 in Leadership Principles for Engineers, Scientists, and Researchers

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Discovering and Implementing Your Leadership Strengths Discovering and Implementing Your Leadership Strengths

Course 4 of 4 in Leadership Principles for Engineers, Scientists, and Researchers

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