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Final Exam: Design the Ideal Organization. Use Course Concepts to Defend Your Answer

That is the final exam question that I've been using for about a decade in my graduate class "Organizational Behavior:An Evidence-Based Approach" in our Department of Management Science & Engineering at Stanford. Students get 3000 words to answer the question....
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Three Organization Design Principles - Why Engagement Sits at about 20 Percent

Career & Jobs / Management : Mission Minded Management (7 years ago)

Organizational Engineering At PeopleFit, we consider ourselves organizational engineers.  Meaning, we use scientific knowledge and natural laws in order to design and implement structures, systems, and processes that realize a desir... Read Post

The No Asshole Rule in One Company: A Simple Decision-Tree

Career & Jobs / Management : Bob Sutton (3 years ago)

I recently posted an updated version of People and Places that Use The No Asshole Rule. In that spirit, a group of students in my class Organizational Behavior: An Evidence-Based Approach did a little case study of how a local... Read Post

My Organizational Behavior Class: The Current Iteration

Career & Jobs / Management : Bob Sutton (3 weeks ago)

The first time I taught an introductory organizational behavior class was in 1980 or 1981. I was a second-year doctoral student in organizational psychology at The University of Michigan. I had no teaching experience (except for one... Read Post


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