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  • Relationships at work

    By Dr Peter Bloom

    There remains serious controversy over whether one should form relationships at work. Peter Bloom explains.

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    Level: 1 Introductory

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    16 Mar 2017

  • Relationships at work

    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 16 Mar 2017
    There remains serious controversy over whether one should form relationships at work. Peter Bloom explains.
  • The Bottom Line: Winter 2017 Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: BBC

    The Bottom Line: Winter 2017

    Evan Davis hosts the business conversation show with people at the top giving insight into what matters.

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    16 Feb 2017

  • The Bottom Line: Winter 2017

    The Bottom Line: Winter 2017 Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: BBC
    Updated 16 Feb 2017
    Evan Davis hosts the business conversation show with people at the top giving insight into what matters.
  • Getting on in the voluntary sector: free courses

    If you're thinking of getting involved in some voluntary work, or if you already volunteer regularly or work...

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    17 Jan 2017

  • Getting on in the voluntary sector: free courses

    Introductory level Updated 17 Jan 2017
    If you're thinking of getting involved in some voluntary work, or if you already volunteer regularly or work with a voluntary sector organisation, there...
  • OpenLearn Live: 5th December 2016 Creative commons image Icon Ross Beresford under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license

    OpenLearn Live: 5th December 2016

    By The OpenLearn team

    The banker who lives on as a great detective; Sherlock's mind palace in our own heads; and a little Japanese for the...

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    05 Dec 2016

  • OpenLearn Live: 5th December 2016

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    Updated 05 Dec 2016
    The banker who lives on as a great detective; Sherlock's mind palace in our own heads; and a little Japanese for the Twitter era. Learning and research from...
  • Theresanomics explained Creative commons image Icon Policy Exchange under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license

    Theresanomics explained

    By Dr Peter Bloom

    Combining social justice concerns with social and economic conservatism, championing nostalgia and 'Britishness'—Dr...

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    10 Oct 2016

  • Theresanomics explained

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    Updated 10 Oct 2016
    Combining social justice concerns with social and economic conservatism, championing nostalgia and 'Britishness'—Dr Peter Bloom explains Theresanomics.
  • Free Course: An Introduction to Public Leadership Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: © Rawpixelimages | Dreamstime.com - Diverse Multiethnic People with Different Jobs

    Free Course: An Introduction to Public Leadership

    Do you want to gain some fantastic resources to help aid your understanding of leadership in the public service?...

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    1 hour

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    17 Aug 2016

  • Free Course: An Introduction to Public Leadership

    Free Course: An Introduction to Public Leadership Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: © Rawpixelimages | Dreamstime.com - Diverse Multiethnic People with Different Jobs
    Introductory level Duration 1 hour Updated 17 Aug 2016
    Do you want to gain some fantastic resources to help aid your understanding of leadership in the public service? OpenLearn has a range of courses,...
  • OpenLearn Live: 27th June 2016 Creative commons image Icon Kalusness / MOI MEME under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license

    OpenLearn Live: 27th June 2016

    By The OpenLearn team

    The musician who aimed to take a mop to power; Hubble gets another five years of star gazing. Free learning from...

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    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    27 Jun 2016

  • OpenLearn Live: 27th June 2016

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    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 27 Jun 2016
    The musician who aimed to take a mop to power; Hubble gets another five years of star gazing. Free learning from across the day.
  • Are old voting machines a threat to democracy? Creative commons image Icon Joebeone under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license

    Are old voting machines a threat to democracy?

    By Christopher Famighetti, Lawrence Norden

    Although e-voting might seem like a modern way of running an election, in the US the current infrastructure is...

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    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    26 May 2016

  • Are old voting machines a threat to democracy?

    Are old voting machines a threat to democracy? Creative commons image Icon Joebeone under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 26 May 2016
    Although e-voting might seem like a modern way of running an election, in the US the current infrastructure is already sliding into obsolesence - and...
  • 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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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

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    04 Mar 2016

  • 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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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

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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'?.

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  • Creativity and innovation

    This free course offers an introduction to factors that are important in creativity and innovation at work. It addresses different ideas about the...

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    6 hours

    Level: 3 Advanced

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    26 Jun 2017

  • Creativity and innovation

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    Advanced level Duration 6 hours Updated 26 Jun 2017
    This free course offers an introduction to factors that are important in...
  • Developing high trust work relationships

    Learn about trust in the organisational context. This free course, Developing high trust work relationships, introduces the concept of trust, what...

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    2 hours

    Level: 2 Intermediate

    Updated on:

    12 Sep 2016

  • Developing high trust work relationships

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    Intermediate level Duration 2 hours Updated 12 Sep 2016
    Learn about trust in the organisational context. This free course, Developing high...
  • Three principles of a coaching approach

    This course provides a good sense for three of the core skills required of an effective coach. Whether or not you recognise the use of a 'coaching...

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    2 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    18 Aug 2016

  • Three principles of a coaching approach

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    Introductory level Duration 2 hours Updated 18 Aug 2016
    This course provides a good sense for three of the core skills required of an...
  • Difference and challenge in teams

    This free course looks at how teams ‘travel’ together on a journey of development. Those journeys are hardly ever smooth. The course encourages you...

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    2 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    18 Aug 2016

  • Difference and challenge in teams

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    Introductory level Duration 2 hours Updated 18 Aug 2016
    This free course looks at how teams ‘travel’ together on a journey of development....
  • Commercial awareness

    This short course encourages you to look across your organisation, at your place within it and the value you create. It considers how getting...

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    2 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    16 Aug 2016

  • Commercial awareness

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    Commercial awareness Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: © Image Flow/Shutterstock.com
    Introductory level Duration 2 hours Updated 16 Aug 2016
    This short course encourages you to look across your organisation, at your place...
  • Management: perspective and practice

    What does it mean to be a manager? Being a manager is a complex and challenging activity. This free course, Management: perspective and practice,...

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    10 hours

    Level: 3 Advanced

    Updated on:

    10 Aug 2016

  • Management: perspective and practice

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    Advanced level Duration 10 hours Updated 10 Aug 2016
    What does it mean to be a manager? Being a manager is a complex and challenging...
  • Discovering development management

    Discovering development management is a free course that sets out to build up the basic capacities for managing the multiple challenges of...

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    3 hours

    Level: 3 Advanced

    Updated on:

    14 Jul 2016

  • Discovering development management

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    Discovering development management
    Advanced level Duration 3 hours Updated 14 Jul 2016
    Discovering development management is a free course that sets out to build up the...
  • Marketing in the 21st Century

    This free course, Marketing in the 21st century, offers a managerial perspective on how to deliver more effective marketing in an organisation,...

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    6 hours

    Level: 3 Advanced

    Updated on:

    29 Apr 2016

  • Marketing in the 21st Century

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    Advanced level Duration 6 hours Updated 29 Apr 2016
    This free course, Marketing in the 21st century, offers a managerial perspective...
  • Technology, innovation and management

    Develop a critical understanding of technological innovation and management. This free course, Technology, innovation and management, will provide...

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    10 hours

    Level: 3 Advanced

    Updated on:

    29 Apr 2016

  • Technology, innovation and management

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    Technology, innovation and management Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: David Parker / Science Photo Library / Universal Images Group
    Advanced level Duration 10 hours Updated 29 Apr 2016
    Develop a critical understanding of technological innovation and management. This...
  • Different types of business

    A small grocery store run by one person and perhaps their family must pose quite different challenges from a multinational corporation with...

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    3 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    14 Apr 2016

  • Different types of business

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    Introductory level Duration 3 hours Updated 14 Apr 2016
    A small grocery store run by one person and perhaps their family must pose quite...