Understanding Organizational Strategy and Capabilities
Course 1 of 4 in Leadership Principles for Engineers, Scientists, and Researchers
- START DATE October 7, 2019
- 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
HOW YOU WILL LEARN
WORRIED ABOUT WORK/LIFE BALANCE?
Learn online - when and where you would like.
WANT A CONFIRMATION OF SUCCESS?
Earn a Professional Certificate and 1.25 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) from MIT.
NEED A NETWORK?
Connect with an international community of professionals while working on projects based on real-world examples.
LOOKING TO INNOVATE?
Gain insights from leading MIT faculty and industry experts.
READY FOR FEEDBACK?
Benefit from a robust, collaborative learning environment.
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
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…Continue Reading
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 …Continue Reading
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 …Continue Reading
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 …Continue Reading
MIT FACULTY AND INSTRUCTORS
Edward F. Crawley
Ford Professor of Engineering, Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics, MIT
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.
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