Organizational Design Simulation

Evolving Structures



$150 / seat

Simulation Overview

Learners dive into the role of the CEO of Ecotripp, an online travel agency experiencing exponential growth. The simulation provides participants with an opportunity to experiment with different organizational structures in order to help their company move successfully to the next phase.

In this single player asynchronous simulation, the participants have to decide which changes to make based on the seven dimensions of organizational structure: work specialization, departmentalization, chain of command, span of control, centralization and decentralization, formalization, and boundary spanning. This simulation focuses on organizational design, strategy, human resource management, general management, entrepreneurship, and leadership.

Learning Focus

  • Apply the 7 dimensions of organizational structure to transform the internal structure of a fast-growing and rapidly changing business.
  • Understand the impact that moving from an informal structure to a matrix structure has on the health of the business including people, processes, finances and customers.
  • Understand the pros and cons of various organizational methods that can be applied at different stages of the business life cycle.

Topics Covered

  • Leadership and Entrepreneurship
  • Organizational Behavior
  • Change Management
  • Organisational Development

This simulation comes with a Teaching Guidebook for the facilitator along with 1:1 training sessions, free trials, videos and more.


This simulation is by Carlos Martin-Rios, Niclas Erhardt, Harvard Business School Publishing, SP Jain Institute of Management and Research, and Forio

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