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Trust in the Workplace

In the Trust and Work theme in our Applying Psychology to Work hub we have many rescources to help you explore managing trust.

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Workplace Survivor Syndrome

What is workplace survivor syndrome? Sharon Davis explores the psychology of this...

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Taking a Fresh Look at Managing Employee Engagement and Wellbeing

Recognising the positive and reciprocal link between employee engagement and wellbeing, may help organisations navigate post-pandemic challenges. Andrea Pearce investigates...

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Welcome to Applying Psychology to Work Hub

The Applying Psychology to Work hub is a collection of free resources (articles, videos, audios and courses) that have been curated by a team of applied psychologists within The Open University School of Psychology and Counselling. Read on and take part in activities to find out how it could be of benefit to you! 

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Effective communication in the workplace

This free course, Effective communication in the workplace, explores the importance of communication as a skill in the workplace. It aims to increase your understanding of communication skills and to help you to consider how your communication could be perceived by others. You'll cover areas such as verbal and non-verbal communication, written communication and using your communication skills to overcome challenging situations.

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24 hrs
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Working in diverse teams

This free badged course, Working in diverse teams, will help you consider your experience of working in teams and the different roles you play in them. It will increase your confidence in marketing this key skill to employers as well improve your ability to perform well in teams you are currently part of.

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24 hrs
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Working in groups and teams

This free course, Working in groups and teams, explores team working from start to finish. It looks at how successful teams are created, roles within a team, the life cycle of a team, how to manage conflict within teams and evaluating team performance.

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8 hrs
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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 it means to you and how it may affect your organisation.

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2 hrs
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How teams work

This free course, How teams work, provides an introduction to working in virtual project teams by explaining terms and concepts related to teams and to projects. The complexity of the interaction of people and technology is highlighted.

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10 hrs
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Employee engagement

Engagement is a key buzzword in 21st century management. Strategic human resource management rests on the belief that people are the key to achieving competitive advantage. Employees need to be seen as assets to be developed, not costs to be controlled. This free course explores three key themes: employee engagement, employee involvement and collective aspects of employee relations.

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10 hrs
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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 of managerial strategies aimed at releasing employee ‘discretionary effort’ and aligning employee interests more closely with managerial goals, on the assumption that this will in turn boost organisational performance. Employees who are more engaged with their work are thus viewed to be more likely to behave in positive and cooperative ways, to the benefit of both the firm and themselves.

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10 hrs
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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 to recognise difference and challenge amongst individuals in the team who are pulling in different directions. It will help you identify where such challenges can be embraced for the benefit of your team and your organisation.

Free course
2 hrs