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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: 4th December 2015

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Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 04 Dec 2015
How do you celebrate Ramadan in space? How do teams decide to take big risks? Then more free learning through the day.

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...

How India reacted to Sundar Pichai's new role at Google - and what will he do?

How India reacted to Sundar Pichai's new role at Google - and what will he do? Creative commons image Maurizio Pesce under CC-BY licence under Creative-Commons license
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 25 Aug 2015
Indian-born Sundar Pichai has been appointed CEO at Google. How did India react to the news? Like anything, with jokes and Wikipedia edit wars.

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?

7 times people have surprised themselves by accomplishing great things

7 times people have surprised themselves by accomplishing great things Copyrighted image Copyright: Les Cunliffe | Dreamstime.com
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 13 Mar 2015
Sometimes discovering what you're capable of can surprise you. Get inspiration from these seven talented people who were pleasantly surprised by...

The Quarterly Survey of Small Business in Britain - Competing in the EU

The Quarterly Survey of Small Business in Britain - Competing in the EU Creative commons image Raw Pixel Images | Dreamstime.com under Creative-Commons license
Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 24 Oct 2014
Dr Richard Blundel introduces the latest survey findings of the Quarterly Survey, focusing on small and medium-sized businesses competing...

The challenge of being a manager and a leader

The challenge of being a manager and a leader Creative commons image Alex Proimos under CC-BY-NC licence under Creative-Commons license
Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 15 Aug 2014
Slashing his own salary in order to give his minimum-wage employees a raise has divided public opinion on one American university president. Is...

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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 different challenges from a multinational corporation with...

Managing the software enterprise: The organisational and business context

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Advanced level Duration 5 hours Updated 01 Apr 2016
This free course, Managing the software enterprise: The organisational and business context, relates software to the organisation that it supports,...

The importance of interpersonal skills

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To succeed in management you need good interpersonal skills, you need to understand how to deal with other people. This free course, The importance...

Understanding management: I'm managing thank you!

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This free course, Understanding management: I'm managing thank you! provides you with a set of ideas for developing your approach to managing your...

Project management: the start of the project journey

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Advanced level Duration 35 hours Updated 16 Mar 2016
This free course, Project management: The start of the project journey, introduces projects, what they are, how they come about, responses to...

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...

Discovering management

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This free course, Discovering management, introduces you to the role of the manager. It covers management activities looking at leadership, human...

Understanding operations management

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Operations management is one of the central functions of all organisations. This free course, Understanding operations management, will provide you...

How teams work

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This free course, How teams work, provides an introduction to working in virtual project teams by explaining terms and concepts related to teams...

Leadership and context

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This free course, Leadership and context, introduces you to the potential impact of context and culture, both internal and external, on educational...