Online course

An Introduction to Organisational Behaviour: How to Understand Your People

Discover why organisations behave the way they do, the effects of misbehaviour at work - and what you can do to improve things.

An Introduction to Organisational Behaviour: How to Understand Your People

Learn to understand the behaviour of your colleagues, managers and reports

Understanding how a business behaves can help us to understand how a business works - and how it can be made to work better. We call this discipline ‘organisational behaviour’.

On this course, you’ll explore the key approaches, concepts and issues in organisational behaviour - and how they apply to you. You’ll investigate why people act as they do, along with how managers can prevent workplace misbehaviour.

Ultimately, you’ll develop a better comprehension of how everyone in your organisation (including you) behaves and interacts. This will help you and your organisation to work better.

What topics will you cover?

  • Key approaches and issues in organisational behaviour

  • Goals of organisational behaviour

  • Fundamental roles and skills of managers in the 21st century

  • Manifestations of organisational misbehaviour

  • Roles of managers in addressing organisational misbehaviour

When would you like to start?

What will you achieve?

By the end of the course, you'll be able to...

  • Develop awareness of approaches and interrelated variables that inform and influence behaviour at work
  • Discuss the key roles and skills of managers needed to enhance organisational effectiveness
  • Explore how organisational misbehaviour manifests and its impact
  • Identify strategies for the management of organisational misbehaviour

Who is the course for?

This course would suit professionals at all levels in an organisation, across all disciplines. It may be of particular interest to those in leadership or managerial roles - looking to improve business processes by managing organisational behaviour.

Who will you learn with?

Eno Maycock

Dr Eno Maycock is a senior lecturer within the School of Marketing & Management, Coventry University. Eno has extensive experience lecturing in HRM with specific research interest within this field.

Who developed the course?

Coventry secured a gold rating in the UK government’s 2017 Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) and is the country’s top modern university in the Guardian University Guide 2018.

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Since 2017 you have been able to take a degree on FutureLearn. This free course is a bit like a starter course for a degree — it should give you a flavour of the degree subject but can also be your first step towards a degree qualification.

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