We hope you have enjoyed this free course, Contemporary issues in managing. You should now have a clearer view of your pre-existing ideas and assumptions about ‘managing’ in contemporary time, which places an emphasis on promoting the ideas of work being like belonging to ‘a family’, where commitment is high, and when your identity becomes hugely dependant on ‘loving your job’. You should also be able to see how this management style compares to the traditional supervision and regulation-based ones.
After completing this OpenLearn course, you should now be able to identify some of the core contemporary managerial approaches such as managing through organisational culture, managing through internal marketing and managing through collective leadership, and be able to apply them to practical examples.
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This OpenLearn course is an adapted extract from the Open University course B870 Managing in a changing world.