MGT-487 / 3 crédits

Enseignant: Chevallier Arnaud

Langue: Anglais

Withdrawal: It is not allowed to withdraw from this subject after the registration deadline.

Remark: Courses given on IMD Campus.


Summary

As a professional you will face unfamiliar challenges that you will need to overcome swiftly. In short, you'll need to think strategically. This course develops your strategic thinking by giving you a step-by-step process and actionable tools applicable to any complex challenge.

Content

Keywords

strategy

strategic thinking

decision-making

problem solving

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course, the student must be able to:

  • Establish a comprehensive problem-solving approach
  • Restate the perceived problem in a synthetic frame
  • Analyze the root causes of the problem and update the frame accordingly
  • Construct a clear map of the set of potential solutions
  • Structure the analysis of the potential solutions
  • Decide which solution offers the best tradeoffs
  • Synthesize the analysis in a compelling argument

Transversal skills

  • Access and evaluate appropriate sources of information.
  • Continue to work through difficulties or initial failure to find optimal solutions.
  • Demonstrate a capacity for creativity.
  • Demonstrate the capacity for critical thinking

Teaching methods

This course uses a mix of flipped lectures (videos), class discussions, and projects

Assessment methods

  • Class participation, including contributions to help others (in your group and other groups) - 25% (individual)
  • Quality of synthesis report - 40% (group)
  • Final reflection on key learnings and action plan moving ahead - 35% (individual)

Resources

Virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI)

No

Bibliography

Chevallier, A. and A. Enders (2022). Solvable - A Simple solution to complex problems. Harlow, England, Pearson.

Ressources en bibliothèque

Websites

Dans les plans d'études

  • Semestre: Automne
  • Nombre de places: 40
  • Forme de l'examen: Pendant le semestre (session d'hiver)
  • Matière examinée: Complex problem solving in organizations
  • Cours: 1 Heure(s) hebdo x 14 semaines

Semaine de référence

 LuMaMeJeVe
8-9     
9-10   
10-11   
11-12   
12-13     
13-14     
14-15     
15-16     
16-17     
17-18     
18-19     
19-20     
20-21     
21-22     

Lundi, 8h - 12h: Cours

Vendredi, 8h - 12h: Cours