Now I am in the thick of it. And I am not discussing the wonderful Greek or Turkish coffees, that delight one’s mind and provide a serious pick me up. Although, that would be fantastic. I am discussing the appropriate paradigms to guide organizational research. ORG/716 Organizational Theory and Design. This is my next course. I am excited because it is a research-focused course. In this course, doctorate students will learn preparation to analysis, selecting paradigms to guide professional organizational research. I love research, it is my specialty, and it is exciting to delve deeper into the research involved with constructing a dissertation.
For the aspiring student or prepared student, this post will briefly discuss the course, its expectations, and academic potential. This course is focused on the enrichment of existing research models and the development of new models, to systematically increase organizational performance and efficiency.
As a University of Phoenix student, or aspiring student, the competencies of a course matter. They show what and how you will develop as a student throughout the course. The competencies students’ expect to gain from Organizational Theory and Design are: The ability to analyze organizational strategies including the ability to determine the most effective methods for organizational and operational design (a). Students will gain the ability to differentiate across the systems paradigms, the roles of power and communication (a). The students will evaluate the impact of power and communication on productivity levels and organizational efficiency (a). Students can expect to explore trends in organizational theories and in a historical context, exploring the emergence of trends throughout history (a). The student will examine the influence of modern organizational development behaviors to lead organizational research, exploring the interactions between the structure and cultural relationships (a).
The competencies lead the student full circle with the application of the paradigms of thinking into the scholar-practitioner-leader model. The student will apply this thinking to advance organizational challenges and research (a). In the conclusion of the competencies, the University student will determine the role and vital relationship of ethics in operations, theory, design, and growth (a).
So what does it all mean? Glad you asked. ORG/716 Organizational Theory and Design is an eight-week course in the University of Phoenix School of Advanced Studies. It examines the organizational models and their relationships with ethics, communication, power, and trends to determine the best operational efficiency from concept design through to growth stages of operations. There is a strong development in the students’ ability to create and analyze operational strategies from the in-depth consideration and theoretical design of operational success. In a sentence, The students will use analysis, evaluation, and synthesis to identify and establish the behaviors and relationships of operational success. We are learning the behavior of successful operations for organizational growth. So, here I go, off to class. Today is day one. I will document the next eight weeks of this course and my professional growth so you can join me on my doctoral journey!
Reference: University of Phoenix (a), (2017). ORG/716 Organizational theory and design. Required Reading University of Phoenix, ORG/716 website.