EDI XX05 Organizing Digitally
Complete course description will be ready summer 2023.
Organizations are increasingly using digital technologies in the organization of internal as well as external activities and resources, frequently by use of digital platforms as organizational infrastructures. In addition, digital tools are used to support organizational process such as planning, budgeting, monitoring, and giving feedback. The introduction of such tools into the organizing processes fundamentally affect the way organizations are understood, structured, and managed. Some of the gains that drive this transformation are related to greater agility and adaptability to enable organizations to stay relevant in rapidly changing external environments and increased efficiency and speed by reduction of hierarchical levels. Digital technologies can increase self-organizing.
- Understand fundamental aspects of organizations and organizing activities and resources
- Understand the role of digital technologies in organizing
- Understand how organizing by use of digital technologies differs from earlier forms of organizing
- Understand implications for management and different levels of the organization
- Be able to use digital tools such as collaborative platforms in organizing activities and resources
- Be able to work effectively and efficiently within a digital organization
- Be able to analyze small to medium sized organizations
- Be able to propose organizational designs that rely on digital technologies
Working in, understanding, and discussing organizations that use digital technologies in organizing their activities, resources, processes, and external relationships.
- Organizations and organizing
- Digital technologies that support organizing, e.g. digital platforms and digital process tools
- Use of digital technologies in organizational control (setting goals, allocating resources, monitoring goal fulfillment and resource use) and coordination (resolving interdependencies among activities and resources)
- Group work
- Use of digital tools to organize activities – preferably the collaborative activities associated with class work
- Digital platforms for collaboration, e.g. Teams and OneDrive
Prepare for teaching
Student's own work with learning resources
A course of 1 ECTS credit corresponds to a workload of 26-30 hours. Therefore a course of 7,5 ECTS credit corresponds to a workload of at least 200 hours.