Organisational design: Know your organization

Organisational design: Know your organization Certificate

MACQUARIE GRADUATE SCHOOL OF MANAGEMENT – Organisational design: Know your organization  

About this course

How do you run your organization when today’s work environment is so competitive and complex? Once you take on the responsibility of leading an organization, your most important leadership challenge will be enabling your organization to deliver on its strategy while remaining flexible. This course will prepare you for this challenge. You’ll learn what organizational culture, basic organizational structures, and what we mean by “systems,” before drawing on your fundamental insights and taking a more strategic perspective. The structured learning activities that complement this course – video lectures, quizzes, discussion guides, and written assessments – will not only prepare you to move your organization in a more strategic direction, but also to make better decisions along the way.


  • Define the key organisational capabilities required for a firm’s positioning strategy as the anchoring point for leading an organisation

  • Assess the degree of alignment between key capabilities and organisational architecture (culture, structure, people practices, systems)

  • Identify the organisational misalignment issues that a leader should prioritize and focus their change plan on

  • Develop and present concrete, suitable, and feasible organisational change recommendations that can resolve organisational misalignment issues

Macquarie University

Boris Kisov


Innovation, IT & Management

10+ years of initiating and delivering sustained results and effective change for companies across a wide range of industries including
innovation, enterprise software, digital marketing, start-ups, advertising technology, e-commerce and government.