Excellent Course. Understanding human behavior is one of the most difficult challenges in an organization. This course describes the challenges well and offers approaches to tackling those challenges.
A fantastic, thought provoking course. Gave us a lot of things to reflect on and be mindful of in different situations in the organization. Thank you Prof Cappelli and Prof Useem. Grateful to you.
por Tushita S•
Week 3 and 4 were so informative!!
por James S•
Excellent information! Thank you.
por PABLO S•
very good put togheter course..
por Gitanjali S•
Interactions would have helped
por Yuanxin C•
Nice course, nice teacher.
por Kousay a•
por JOVIKA N•
Good examples given
por Md. K•
love the course
por Martin S•
por Maria R L•
i love it.
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por Bryan H•
I do realize the usefulness of the contents of this course and how important the discussions around social and human capital are. A lot of companies tend to overlook this factor and pay more attention to other things such as operational management as it seems that that relates more to the increase of revenuere and efficiency. However, I only give this course 3 stars because I resent the final half of the course Week 3 and 4. The prof has a lot of interesting anecdotes but the way he presented all those just drag on so much that it's so hard to grasp the moral of the stories, the point at which a particular anecdote exemplifies. As a result some students including myself had failed to find the correct answers to the end of module quizzes and a lot of the answers were conveyed in indiscernible manner throughout the video lectures that we had to go back and forth multiple times to the videos trying to discern the information we need in order to pass the quizzes. In conclusion, it's an alright course but if anyone were to take only this course not interested in taking the whole specialization, then I'd suggest you buy books about business and people management and you would get much more values out of the books than this course.
por Clara E F•
Although this topic is by far the one I am most interested in within the Business Specialization, I found the overall structure and content to be lacking. The videos were not at all engaging, it was just like listening to a lecture without much to look at. The intro and overview videos were repetitive and confusing rather than introducing the structure. The slides on the video for the whole first week were not very helpful since they included only a few terms and no explanations. I didn't even bother to download them. This improved once the second professor taught his section. In addition, the videos ended abruptly, and the slides included some typos. I found this course to be interesting, but way less structured and way easier than the prior two courses (Marketing and Accounting).
por José M A O•
This is an important and useful topic, however, I feel professors could have gone much further. The content is scarce compared to other courses in the Business Foundations Program. Lecturers often digress and fill in case studies with unnecessary details. A broader scope with a more straight-to-the point approach would have been appreciated. Quizzes are not well designed, in the sense that many questions do not truly relate to the core concepts and are rather about specific examples presented throughout the lectures.
So far, the weakest course in the Business Foundations Program. Good topic but still lots of room for improvement.
por Daniele P•
I come from the aviation industry so I am not new to human resources studies. I believe this course could use a bit more structure. I am a big believer in stating objectives of the lecture and content before diving in the content itself. Often I found myself at the end of the video before I was able to understand what the Professor was gettin at. A bit more structure could have made the course a little bit easier.
The tests were pertinent and the lectures covered all subjects.
All in all not a bad introduction to the necessity to manage human factors.
por Inés K•
I found this course rather boring, too many common places, too many things that are obvious if you just give them a little thought. Going back to Taylor seems overdoing it, anybody with some knowledge of US history knows about Taylor. The examples seemed outdated (except for week 4, with Chuck). On the whole, not a course that made me gain new insights.
por K V•
Some parts of the course were a bit boring. But there were really some good insights on the subject matter. However, not everything was really discussed, especially when you get to the exam part of the course. You will often wonder how, when, and which parts were certain questions discussed. Also, the transcription wasn't transcribed perfectly.
por Miguel R•
I liked the first teacher. The second one, not so much. His slides were too information heavy and he just blazed through it without alluding to it. I know WE, the students, have the pause button. But come on, use your technology (example: the accounting professor Brain Bushee puts a little pause sign and lags a little before continuing).
por Waffa N•
I have learn some interesting point. However, coming from a Psychology background, I've heard about a lot of what is mentioned in this course. The professors could be a little more engaging since a lot of subjects don't seem interesting and some examples are useless and not efficient.
por Vanessa A D S M•
The overall course was informative however when talking about the cases/examples it became tedious and made the distraction more prevalent. It would be interesting to see if there can be a change in the structure of the course making it more dynamic/interactive for the learner.
por Aubrey B•
The course was informative but shallow. I was hoping for a more in-depth review of the topics, and I felt that time was wasted on the professors' lengthy and mostly-irrelevant anecdotes that were hard to follow and harder to pull meaningful information out of.
por Trent B•
You talked about Taylor without touching on Gilbreth. Both laid the foundation for our understanding of manufacturing and processes. Also, include a social capital portion on trust and managing that with public, customer and within the enterprise.
por Andrew B•
The quality of this course compared to others in the Business Foundations specialization was disappointing. I did not feel that the professors took the same amount of time to create helpful visuals and presentations as they did in previous courses.