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  • What's the difference between a tall organisation and a flat organisation? The one-minute guide Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: Puravida_fotagrifie

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

    Tall organisations have many layers of hierarchies; flat ones have fewer. But what is the advantage of each approach?

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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 Icon 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 Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: helpsg

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

    Writing in 1979, Henry Mintzberg identified five components to answer the question 'what is an organisation'?.

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    04 Mar 2016

  • 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 Icon 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 Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: Gardiner Greene Hubbard Collection

    OpenLearn Live: 18th November 2015

    By The OpenLearn team

    The time when the response to Monday was to ignore it. Then more free learning through the day.

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    18 Nov 2015

  • 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

    So we have all heard of John Lewis, but did you know it is employee-owned? And what does this actually mean?...

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    25 Aug 2015

  • Supreme Streets: An Adventure Into Employee-Ownership

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    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 and take an...
  • What is ROWE - and does it deliver results? Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: Cal-America

    What is ROWE - and does it deliver results?

    By Abby Rowe

    ROWE - where employees are judged on what they do, rather than where they are, remains popular with some...

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    17 Aug 2015

  • What is ROWE - and does it deliver results?

    What is ROWE - and does it deliver results? Copyright free image Icon 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?
  • Following the work across borders: How leisure and security are part of the new offshoring Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: Released into public domain by Atlia rs

    Following the work across borders: How leisure and security are part of the new offshoring

    By Professor Laurie Taylor, Professor John Urry

    Once offshoring was restricted to manufacturing and call centre jobs - but now other chunks of the nation's economy...

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    09 Jun 2014

  • Following the work across borders: How leisure and security are part of the new offshoring

    Following the work across borders: How leisure and security are part of the new offshoring Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: Released into public domain by Atlia rs
    Updated 09 Jun 2014
    Once offshoring was restricted to manufacturing and call centre jobs - but now other chunks of the nation's economy are being sent overseas.
  • A channel between them: Differing aspirations of French and British graduates Creative commons image Icon Eva.arfwedson via WikiCommons under CC-BY-SA licence under Creative-Commons license

    A channel between them: Differing aspirations of French and British graduates

    By Professor Sally Power, Professor Laurie Taylor

    New research throws up different desires for the future between French and British students. Sally Power explains why.

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    24 Mar 2014

  • A channel between them: Differing aspirations of French and British graduates

    A channel between them: Differing aspirations of French and British graduates Creative commons image Icon Eva.arfwedson via WikiCommons under CC-BY-SA licence under Creative-Commons license
    Updated 24 Mar 2014
    New research throws up different desires for the future between French and British students. Sally Power explains why.
  • Business Thinkers

    Join the dots of the business world to discover how influential thinkers in business are connected with our Business...

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    01 Oct 2012

  • Business Thinkers

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    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 Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: BBC

    Making brains count

    By Dr Leslie Budd, Allan Leighton

    Why is leadership normally associated with millitary figures and politicians? Allan Leighton, CEO of...

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    15 Mar 2012

  • Making brains count

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    Making brains count Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: BBC
    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 of...
  • Looking through the glass floor Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The Open University

    Looking through the glass floor

    By John Grayson

    John Grayson works with the South Yorkshire Migration and Asylum Action group (SYMAAG). As private security firms hit...

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    14 Mar 2012

  • Looking through the glass floor

    Looking through the glass floor Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: The Open University
    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 they...

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  • Employment relations and employee engagement

    This free course, Employment relations and employee engagement, looks at raising levels of employee engagement, which is the latest in a long line...

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    Level: 3 Advanced

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  • Employment relations and employee engagement

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    This free course, Employment relations and employee engagement, looks at raising...
  • Workplace learning with coaching and mentoring

    In this free course, Workplace learning with coaching and mentoring, you will consider theoretical and practical issues in planning and managing...

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  • Seeing institutions in different ways

    To help you to understand the complexity of institutional development, this free course, Seeing institutions in different ways, will present...

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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...
  • Facilitating group discussions

    Gain an insight into facilitating meetings and discussions in the workplace. In this free course, Facilitating group discussions, you will look at...

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    Level: 1 Introductory

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  • 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...
  • Human resources: recruitment and selection

    Does the recruitment and selection process fill you with dread? Discrimination and equal opportunities legislation can make this area feel like a...

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    Level: 2 Intermediate

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    26 Feb 2016

  • Human resources: recruitment and selection

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    Does the recruitment and selection process fill you with dread? Discrimination and...
  • Developing your skills as an HR professional

    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...

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    Level: 3 Advanced

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    11 Feb 2016

  • 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...
  • Choosing a human resources consultant

    Human resources consultancies have become invaluable to businesses looking for improvements and efficiencies in their operations. This free course,...

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    Level: 3 Advanced

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    11 Feb 2016

  • 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...
  • Strategic view of performance

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

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    4 hours

    Level: 3 Advanced

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    11 Feb 2016

  • Strategic view of performance

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    Strategic management and planning are no longer the preserve of senior executives....
  • What is strategy?

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

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  • What is strategy?

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    Advanced level Duration 5 hours Updated 11 Feb 2016
    Thinking about strategy generates many controversial questions. This free course,...
  • International management: An institutional perspective

    It is common for managers and firms to highlight the difference culture makes to business and management. However, arguably more important are the...

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    Level: 3 Advanced

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    19 Jan 2016

  • International management: An institutional perspective

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    It is common for managers and firms to highlight the difference culture makes to...