Oct 20, 2018
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.
Nov 05, 2019
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.
創建者 Aditya A•
May 26, 2018
The case studies in the course are exemplary. For an MBA student to understand the decision making process at the highest level and to gain right decision making approach this course is a must .
創建者 Gideon S•
Oct 10, 2019
Firstly, let me state that I'm very thankful for the coursework -- thank you! While both professors are quite knowledgeable, I never felt either professor was entirely invested. The course began with a caveat that this class was a deep dive rather than a formal study, which I took strong exception. In addition, the quizes were a regurgitation -- never challenging or encouraging independent thought. Both professors often alluded to what they would do in the classroom, but never made an attempt effectively to use this online teaching-medium to foster real discussion. In fairness, the material in its presentation was brief and cursory. My critique is also validated by referring to the Discussion Forum. Unlike other classes that I have taken, this Disscussion Forum was empty; no one is posting in general. HOWEVER I think that this coursework is fascinating! Therefore, something needs to be improved. Give this material the attention that it is due.
創建者 Frank G•
Apr 28, 2019
While it is great to see lectures by Peter Capelli and Mike Useem, the depth of the material stays quite at the surface. Both could go much deeper - instead the material consists of 4 weeks, each week showing videos with one of the scientists for about 60 minutes. No further reading is prepared, apart from one test at the end of each week. In comparison to other courses on coursera it is a bit disapointing, especially as the course is slightly more expensive than other, significantly more rich ones.
創建者 Chris C•
Mar 05, 2018
While I did feel there was some good material in this course, I also felt there was too much concentration on related stories, and quizzing on the stories, instead of the material itself. Hopefully this is something that can be corrected in the future, so the material can be the star instead of what sho
創建者 Qi M•
Jul 22, 2017
I don't even know what are they talking about. All the knowledges are by piece and piece. The lesson is short and I don't have any clue for the big picture of the managing human capital. Not recommended.
創建者 Quoc-Anh V•
Jun 28, 2019
Lots of fluff. The most important lesson was Autonomy, Variety, Significance, and Feedback.
創建者 Daniel D•
Aug 10, 2017
The last two modules are far too anecdotal and don't contribute much insightful theory.
創建者 Colin M•
May 08, 2017
More hands-on casework would have been beneficial.
創建者 Imanol A•
Mar 27, 2017
No structure for the course
Apr 09, 2018
I can’t believe I’m paying for this crap: it’s one of the worst online courses I have ever taken, as I’ve already experienced with the other courses in the Business Foundations Specialization.
Coming from a science background, I am continually disappointed at how much MEANINGLESS HOT-AIR BULLSHIT JARGON AND HAND-WAVING -- I call it "the Five-Axis MHABHJ Paradigm, which is based on 7 factors formed by 3 circles of focus" -- there is in business and how long it always takes you people to get to the point, on the very rare occasion that there is one. This entire course -- if you can call it that -- on Managing Social and Human Capital could be summarized in about 2 pages. Ten minutes to say: “organizations must adapt to change, have a clear plan, communicate it and execute it”. Wow!
The professor is monotonous, boring and drags on forever instead of being concise and direct. Moreover, many of the slides had typos on them ("shot-term", "time" instead of "timely", etc.). Lastly, don't use terms like "Chuck" (referring to Charles Schwab), when you know that there are students from around the world taking this class.
Perhaps Coursera / Wharton could offer problem-solving exercises that make students think and work, instead of just giving us fake wrote-memory quizzes that people could pass without even watching the videos (Google).
創建者 Himanshu P•
Jul 27, 2017
the content could have more streamlined. a few tidbits of useful information splattered across some of the lectures.
創建者 Justin J•
Apr 02, 2019
only a few tidbits of helpful info. compared to accounting and marketing this course is not very helpful.
創建者 davide d l•
Mar 12, 2018
Teachers present a lot of anecdotes but few real-case data
創建者 Priyam G•
Apr 08, 2017
The course was very well planned with a good number of examples to make the concepts easy to understand. The professors gave a very smooth presentation of the topics given. Even the tests at the end of each week made me go through the all the topics taught through out the week. I would suggest anyone and everyone to enroll for this course as it is not specific to the needs of a specific industry, rather it is a necessity for all members of the working population to understand the way to manage human and social capital.
創建者 Ishan M M•
Mar 29, 2020
Excellent course.Well Designed course by experienced faculty at Penn. If you are a new comer to this field i insist you to take this course it will help you a lot. As in managing social and human capital the most important this is understanding the mindset behind the people why they are working with you, why they will work hard for your organisation, will there be any benefit to them if they work hard for you. You will learn hell lot of things. About managing social and human capital.
創建者 Nuno P•
Dec 27, 2017
I found this course enlightening because it has basically agreed with the ideology I have been recommending my previous managers to implement. I believe many companies tend to forget that people have emotions and overwrite their opinions in any matter that affects the company. I believe, as it has been said, every employee is a crucial element of the business.
Beautiful course. And I loved the examples the presenters used.
創建者 Christopher D•
Jul 08, 2017
Pretty good course. A little bit too much on the academic side (similar to other courses in this specialization). The reason this is a problem is that this course is supposed to be able to be taken by individuals with no previous business experience. High level business concepts and terminology at times will confuse lay people. All in all a good course though, many insightful stories. Strategic intent... amazing concept.
創建者 Ameya P J•
Sep 11, 2018
This was my first academic exposure to HR management and I found the course to be a good overview of the largely pursued subject. The content is not exhaustive and could have covered a few more case studies to give different perspectives on the same subject matter. I would recommend this course for any newcomer to the field of HR management as a motivational introduction.
創建者 Diane S•
Nov 07, 2019
This is an essential component for any MBA. You will be managing people and they are the second most costly asset. I would like to see a deeper dive in phycology and a broader view of compensation. With it being consolidated, it doesn't give you quite enough. I will be taking another deeper dive in another course online to full-fill this need.
創建者 Varun V P•
Oct 22, 2018
Both the professors were amazing in their delivery of content! The content was brief but very relevant to the course, the examples and case studies discussed were also really good! One of the best online courses I've taken till date. Although I'd wish there was some more content/assignment in the form of case studies etc.
創建者 Saikat G•
Sep 06, 2019
This course provides a great insight into the basics of efficient management of Human capital - as humans/people are the only factor of production with legal rights so management of human resources becomes a vital issue along with social norms attached to it.
All in all, a very good course to build a foundation.
創建者 shohail A•
Mar 06, 2017
Professor Capelli and Professor Useem laid out a very stimulating conversation through the lectures. Things that I learned will stay with me forever. Learning from real life examples made more sense. Highly recommend to anyone who is looking for an quick guidance to Managing Social and Human Capital.
創建者 Mochammad F A•
Jan 04, 2020
This course very essentials and important for me, it is hone my leadership view and mindset. The course contains proven practical research that I found this is very applicable in real-life challenges. All the case that taught in this course really relevant with leadership and business world.
創建者 Luis G A P•
Sep 21, 2019
Amazing course regarding how to lead people, developing traits, and how our decision-making process has an impact on those we lead. The best topic that I liked was regarding the training - in companion with the marines - of Wharton students to make decisions with little information.
創建者 Christine W•
Jul 07, 2019
This was a really succinct course to help jump-start dealing with people in orgs regardless of level of mgt. For myself, I will use it to as a corporate trainer to help assess, motivate and generate confidence in my decision-making abilities among my students.