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What's the difference between a tall organisation and a flat organisation? The one-minute guide

What's the difference between a tall organisation and a flat organisation? The one-minute guide Copyright free image Copyright free: Puravida_fotagrifie
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 04 Mar 2016
Tall organisations have many layers of hierarchies; flat ones have fewer. But what is the advantage of each approach?

What are Mintzberg’s five components of an organisation? The one-minute guide

What are Mintzberg’s five components of an organisation? The one-minute guide Copyright free image Copyright free: helpsg
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 04 Mar 2016
Writing in 1979, Henry Mintzberg identified five components to answer the question 'what is an organisation'?.

OpenLearn Live: 18th November 2015

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Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 18 Nov 2015
The time when the response to Monday was to ignore it. Then more free learning through the day.

Supreme Streets: An Adventure Into Employee-Ownership

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Supreme Streets: An Adventure Into Employee-Ownership
Introductory level Duration 15 mins Updated 25 Aug 2015
So we have all heard of John Lewis, but did you know it is employee-owned? And what does this actually mean? Follow Supreme Streets' journey...

What is ROWE - and does it deliver results?

What is ROWE - and does it deliver results? Copyright free image Copyright free: Cal-America
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 17 Aug 2015
ROWE - where employees are judged on what they do, rather than where they are, remains popular with some organisations. But does it deliver results?

Business Thinkers

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Business Thinkers
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 01 Oct 2012
Join the dots of the business world to discover how influential thinkers in business are connected with our Business Thinkers interactive

Making brains count

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Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 15 Mar 2012
Why is leadership normally associated with millitary figures and politicians? Allan Leighton, CEO of PACE talks about the role...

Looking through the glass floor

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Introductory level Duration 15 mins Updated 14 Mar 2012
John Grayson works with the South Yorkshire Migration and Asylum Action group (SYMAAG). As private security firms hit the news, he writes about how...

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Employment relations and employee engagement

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Advanced level Duration 10 hours Updated 20 Jul 2016
This free course, Employment relations and employee engagement, looks at raising levels of employee engagement, which is the latest in a long line...

Workplace learning with coaching and mentoring

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Advanced level Duration 9 hours Updated 13 Jul 2016
In this free course, Workplace learning with coaching and mentoring, you will consider theoretical and practical issues in planning and managing...

Seeing institutions in different ways

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Advanced level Duration 12 hours Updated 29 Mar 2016
To help you to understand the complexity of institutional development, this free course, Seeing institutions in different ways, will present...

Facilitating group discussions

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Introductory level Duration 2 hours Updated 29 Feb 2016
Gain an insight into facilitating meetings and discussions in the workplace. In this free course, Facilitating group discussions, you will look at...

Human resources: recruitment and selection

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Intermediate level Duration 12 hours Updated 26 Feb 2016
Does the recruitment and selection process fill you with dread? Discrimination and equal opportunities legislation can make this area feel like a...

Developing your skills as an HR professional

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Advanced level Duration 9 hours Updated 11 Feb 2016
This free course, Developing your skills as an HR professional, will help you to develop some of the skills you will need to be effective as an HR...

Choosing a human resources consultant

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Advanced level Duration 6 hours Updated 11 Feb 2016
Human resources consultancies have become invaluable to businesses looking for improvements and efficiencies in their operations. This free course,...

Strategic view of performance

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Strategic management and planning are no longer the preserve of senior executives. This free course, Strategic view of performance, looks at three...

What is strategy?

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Thinking about strategy generates many controversial questions. This free course, What is strategy?, focuses on practitioner views of strategy. You...

International management: An institutional perspective

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Advanced level Duration 15 hours Updated 19 Jan 2016
It is common for managers and firms to highlight the difference culture makes to business and management. However, arguably more important are the...