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Organizational Design - Leading Organizations in the Digital Age

Organizational Design - Leading Organizations in the Digital Age

4 weeks online and 3 days in class

The goal of the program is to reflect on current organizational forms, find a suitable structure for your own unit and implement agile tools based on your leadership style.

Step 1 - Agile Leadership (4-week online course)

Agility is not only a concept for organizations, but also a mindset for every individual. It is about fast adaptation to changing circumstances and focusing on people and their needs. It is about creating space for innovation and creativity. Knowledge about agile organizations also opens new opportunities for you:

  • You have the skills to co-create a work place that suits you best.
  • You can make a difference in your team and achieve your goals.
  • You can have more fun at work.

After completing this 1-month course, you will have covered the following topics: Why agility? The agile mindset. Designing for agile organizations. Implementing agility. Further details

Step 2 – Organizational design (3-day in-class module)

This module is designed to deepen your knowledge. What you can expect:

  • You discover the implications of the modern business environment and gain an understanding of the principles of agile organization design, its potentials and restrictions
  • You learn about different levels of digitization and how to use business strategies and models
  • You understand the evolvement of classic business administration by digital economics, the internet business and how to make digital business strategies executable
  • You get an overview of agile working methods and tools like business model canvas, SCRUM board, lean start-up and design thinking.

After these 3 days, you will have tools to redesign your organization and know how business management needs to adopt to a digital reality.


Martin Giesswein

Co-Founder Talent Garden Vienna 2017/18,

DigitalCity.Wien Co-initiator, Exit-CEO Immobilien.NET 2014

Author, Podcaster, Keynote Speaker

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Patricia Klarner

Professor | Institute for Organization Design | WU Vienna | Austria

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    • Schedule

      • October, 2024
        Start of online course "Agile Leadership"
      • December 3-5, 2024
        3-day course
    • Target group

      This program brings together participants from different industries who would like to get a thorough understanding of how, why, and when it makes sense to make an organization more agile. You…

      • are interested in new forms of collaboration and in shaping organizational structures.
      • would like to understand the potential of agility and get an overview of new ways of working in different work areas.
    • Topics

      ONLINE COURSE „AGILE LEADERSHIP“ Start after registration for the program

      • Overview on the topic “Agile Organizations”
      • Current influencing factors on companies and it’s consequences
      • How “agile” ist linked to adjacent disciplines such as change management, leadership and organizational design
      • Excercises to establish an agile mindset

      DAY 1: Theoretical fundamentals: Agile Structures in Organizations

      • Principles of agile structures
      • Analyze different approaches of structural agility
      • Learn how to align agile structural elements with existing organizational structures

      DAY 2: Digital Economics for Agile Organizations

      • Digital economy and business administration
      • Become familiar with different implementation methods and learn how to apply them
      • Three levels of digitalization
      • 10 most successful digital business modells

      DAY 3: Agile Methods and Tools

      • Get an overview of popular agile frameworks and related tools
      • Learn how to apply agile tools Design Thinking, Google Sprint, Lean Startup, Scrum
    • Certificate

      After completing the course, you will receive a certificate including course details from the WU Executive Academy.

Fast-track your MBA journey

Would you like to dive deeper into the subject of digitisation? Apply for the MBA Digital Transformation & Data Science and attend the program Organizational Design and more in the part-time Master of Business Administration. You can also get credit for a continuing education program that has already been completed at WU Executive Academy.

"Digi-Winner" Grant

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Did you know that you can receive the "Digi-Winner" grant up to € 5,000 for this program? The "Wiener Arbeitnehmer*innen Förderungsfonds (Waff)" is subsidizing this program. More information and conditions on the grant.

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