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  • 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

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    17 Aug 2016

  • Free Course: An Introduction to Public Leadership

    Free Course: An Introduction to Public Leadership Copyrighted image Icon Copyrighted image 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,...
  • 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

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    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

    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

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    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'?.
  • 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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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    17 Aug 2015

  • What is ROWE - and does it deliver results?

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    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?
  • Camelford case study

    By The Systems Practice team

    How did clear thought help during the water contamination disaster at Camelford?

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    30 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    19 Sep 2013

  • Camelford case study

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    Introductory level Duration 30 mins Updated 19 Sep 2013
    How did clear thought help during the water contamination disaster at Camelford?
  • Oxfam: Challenges for a complex charity

    By Professor Chris Cornforth

    Oxfam is a large and complex charity to manage. We ask some questions about the challenges it faces to remain...

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    10 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    03 Sep 2013

  • Oxfam: Challenges for a complex charity

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    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 03 Sep 2013
    Oxfam is a large and complex charity to manage. We ask some questions about the challenges it faces to remain successful in a competitive marketplace.
  • From Beirut to Manhattan

    By Professor Mark Fenton-O'Creevy

    Culture affects business and management around the world, and business models may need to change to succeed. Here we...

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    10 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    03 Sep 2013

  • From Beirut to Manhattan

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    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 03 Sep 2013
    Culture affects business and management around the world, and business models may need to change to succeed. Here we explore the differences between the USA...
  • The challenges of managing in a global economy

    By Professor Mark Fenton-O'Creevy

    International trade has exploded over the last 30 years. Are managers ready for the challenges of working in...

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    15 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    02 Sep 2013

  • The challenges of managing in a global economy

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    Introductory level Duration 15 mins Updated 02 Sep 2013
    International trade has exploded over the last 30 years. Are managers ready for the challenges of working in different business environments?
  • Rewarding failure

    By Professor Janette Rutterford

    When bankers get a hundred times more than the average private sector worker’s pension, what kind of signal...

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    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    29 Apr 2013

  • Rewarding failure

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    Introductory level Updated 29 Apr 2013
    When bankers get a hundred times more than the average private sector worker’s pension, what kind of signal does that send? 
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    12 Nov 2012

  • Systems explained: Sir Geoffrey Vickers

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    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 12 Nov 2012
    One of the pioneers of systems thinkiing shares his vision.

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  • 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

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    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...
  • Managing the software enterprise: The organisational and business context

    This free course, Managing the software enterprise: The organisational and business context, relates software to the organisation that it supports,...

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    5 hours

    Level: 3 Advanced

    Updated on:

    01 Apr 2016

  • Project management: the start of the project journey

    This free course, Project management: The start of the project journey, introduces projects, what they are, how they come about, responses to...

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    35 hours

    Level: 3 Advanced

    Updated on:

    16 Mar 2016

  • 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...
  • 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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    2 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    29 Feb 2016

  • 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...