Organizational Design Through Analytics taught by Ben Waber


Organizational analytics, or the use of organizational network analysis, behavioral psychology and AI to understand how work gets done within companies is becoming increasingly important as leaders are tasked with providing hard data to back up their organizational design decisions. By understanding how teams communicate and work throughout the day leaders can make more informed decisions around their business processes.

Please join us at our Organizational Design Through Analytics Course, taught by MIT PhD Ben Waber. This 20 person limit course is taught once quarterly to help leaders understand how they can benefit from establishing an organizational design function within their team including;

•Understanding what behavioral data you already have
•Learning basic organizational analysis methods
•Identifying organizational problems that you can address with analytics in the near term
•Discovering how to communicate behavioral metrics to key stakeholders within your organization
•Discussing specific use cases within your organization and applications for organizational analytics

This is a hands on, deep dive course that allows you the opportunity to work with real data from real use cases to understand how work gets done within teams, why that information matters and how you can use these analysis methods within your own company. The Chicago course is being held at

444 N Michigan Ave Suite 1200
Chicago, IL 60611

February 25th
From 12:30pm-5:00pm
Lunch is provided

Schedule:
12:30-1:00– Welcome & lunch
1:00-3:00– Introduction to organizational analytics including what you can (and can’t) do with analytics, common roadblocks to org. analytics functions and the potential value to your team. Lecture with discussion.
3:00-3:30– Break
3:30-5:00– Open discussion to cover topics specific to your organization including specific business problems that can be addressed and what would be involved in implementation/ execution.
5:00-5:30– Networking
6:00- Dinner at Walton Street Bar & Grille

About the teacher:

Dr. Ben Waber is a visiting scientist at the MIT Media Lab, previously worked as a senior researcher at Harvard Business School, and received his Ph.D. from MIT for his work with Alex “Sandy” Pentland’s Human Dynamics group. Waber’s work has been featured in major media outlets such as Wired, The Economist, and NPR. He has consulted for industry leaders such as LG, McKinsey & Company, and Gartner on technology trends, social networks, and organizational design. His book, People Analytics, was published by the Financial Times Press in 2013.

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