Building on the first three tracks of quantum transformation (from our three course sequence on Culture Management, Critical Thinking, and Team Management), in a 3-hour recorded course (including a 138-page Course Manual), you’ll learn how members can effectively self-design and self-manage the two most important formal systems in their organization: strategy and structure. Strategy answers this question: Where are we headed? Structure answers this question: How are we organized to get there? If the answers to these two questions are based on outdated—false—assumptions about key stakeholders, however, everything else that members do will be irrelevant. In this course, you’ll learn how a Problem Management Organization (PMO) can be established to uncover and then revise the false assumptions behind alternative formal systems. During this process, members derive a revitalized strategic plan that’s fully supported by a renewed structural design.
watch on your laptop or desktop computer, or on your tablet or smartphone
the average time for completing this course and its optional exam
includes a reduced image of every presentation slide with Dr. Kilmann’s personal notes
available for you to watch the videos at any time, any day, as many times as you like
DOWNLOAD YOUR BEAUTIFULLY DESIGNED COURSE MANUAL: This online course comes with a 138-page downloadable manual that includes an image of every presentation slide, Dr. Kilmann's personalized notes, reference material, and space for note taking.See Sample Manual
LEARN ALL ABOUT DEVELOPING AND ALIGNING STRATEGY AND STRUCTURE: In a 3-hour recorded course, you'll hear Dr. Ralph Kilmann's crystal-clear voice explain how members can effectively self-design and self-manage the two most important formal systems in their organization: strategy and structure.
LEARN THE CRUCIAL ROLE OF ASSUMPTIONS IN DESIGNING STRATEGY AND STRUCTURE: Strategy answers this question: Where are we headed? Structure answers this question: How are we organized to get there? If the answers to these two questions are based on outdated—false—assumptions about key stakeholders, however, everything else that members do will be irrelevant and thus ineffective.
LEARN HOW TO DEVELOP RADICALLY DIFFERENT STRATEGIES TO EXAMINE THEIR HIDDEN ASSUMPTIONS: Dr. Kilmann explains why it's so important to develop several radically different strategic plans for the future, each of which is vital, noble, and engaging—while realizing that each plan is deeply rooted in vastly different assumptions.
LEARN HOW TO DEVELOP RADICALLY DIFFERENT STRUCTURES TO EXAMINE THEIR HIDDEN ASSUMPTIONS: You'll next learn what probably is the most neglected aspect of strategy-structure: Are subunit boundaries cast in stone or in outdated assumptions? Once again, it's the hidden—false—assumptions that keep an organization's structure frozen over time, regardless of dramatic shifts in stakeholder needs and requirements.
LEARN HOW INVESTIGATING TASK FLOW REVEALS THE PRIMARY CRITERIA FOR DESIGNING SUBUNIT BOUNDARIES: Dr. Kilmann describes three different kinds of task flow (pooled, sequential, and reciprocal). He then reveals which particular task flow must be contained within subunit boundaries and which task flow can be left to fall between the cracks.
LEARN HOW TO USE A PMO FOR DEVELOPING AND ALIGNING STRATEGY AND STRUCTURE: Making good use of all the foregoing material, a Problem Management Organization (PMO) is especially created to investigate the hidden assumptions behind several alternative strategic plans and several alternative structural arrangements. During the final stage of assumptional analysis, members derive a synthesized strategic plan that's fully aligned with a synthesized design of subunits, which capitalizes on all the strategy-structure wisdom in the organization.
REVIEW PROBLEM MANAGEMENT AND ASSUMPTIONAL ANALYSIS: For your convenience, in case you haven't yet taken ADVANCED Training in Conflict Management or the Critical Thinking Course, our Strategy-Structure Course includes a brief review of problem management and assumptional analysis.
This course provides you and your clients with the deep knowledge and practical tools for developing an empowering strategic vision (which is based on accurate, up-to-date assumptions about all key stakeholders) and then deploying that vision into specific objectives, tasks, and people within semi-autonomous subunits throughout the organization. Such fully aligned, crystal-clear, strategy-structure links will then enable members to resolve their most challenging conflicts and problems—so they can achieve long-term success in a fast-paced, interconnected, global village. As such, this course is relevant to these OCCUPATIONAL IDENTITIES:
The price for the 3-hour Strategy-Structure Course is $300. Click on the oblong button below to complete your purchase. If you’d like to upgrade to The Complete Program in the future, you’ll receive full credit for this purchase via our Upgrade Path.
When you complete the purchasing process, you’ll have instant access to this recorded online course for 90 days. During this period, you can (1) download the Course Manual and (2) watch this online course as often as you like.
To test your mastery of this course, take and pass the online Final Exam, which is included in your purchase. Although we do not offer a “certificate of achievement” for the Strategy-Structure Course, passing this exam counts toward your receiving the “Certificate in Conflict Management and Change Management,” if you later upgrade to our course collection: The Complete Program.
The price of this online course for 1 to 4 other persons is $300 each. The price for 5 or more other persons is $250 each. If you enter 5 or more courses into your shopping cart during the purchase process, the total charge will be based on the group rate. Click on the oblong button below to purchase this course.
After you complete your checkout, download The KD_Spreadsheet for Creating Group Accounts and follow the instructions. If you are purchasing the course for only one other person, then fill out the spreadsheet for just this one person.
To learn how the members of any work group can blend this online course with live discussions, review these detailed steps: Blended Learning for the Strategy-Structure Course.