BUS4013, u06d1] Unit 6 Discussion


To successfully complete this learning unit, you will be expected to:

Interview an organization leader to gather data and insights related to organization structure, learning, performance, and processes for your final course project. Apply Galbraith’s star model to your final course project interview. Explain how to apply Porter’s three generic strategies to organization design.

Click How to Interview: Tips and Tricks for the Novice and the Pro to review the presentation. Use this media piece to prepare for your interview in this unit. (see attached)

Conduct the Interview
Conduct your interview as per the plan you created in Unit 3. Remember to record it or take copious notes, per your prior agreement with the interviewee. You will reflect on this interview in this unit’s discussion.

Interview Reflection

Part 1
Discuss what you learned as an interviewer.
What seemed to work? What did not work?
What would you do differently next time?
How would you change your initial outreach, your explanation of your topic, the medium you chose, or your behavior during the interview to enhance the quality of your data?

Part 2
Common Learning Themes
Review the media New Business Realities and the resource Thinking Habits of Mind, Heart, and Imagination. Select one topic from each and discuss its relevance to your experience in interviewing your chosen organization leader.


New business realities: Did the interview reflect the dynamics of transformational change in complex systems in the structure questions?

Thinking habits: Did the interview encourage professional self-development through conversational reflection?

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