Online course

Managing People: Understanding Your Organisational Culture

Explore the concept of organisational culture and learn its practical implications.

Managing People: Understanding Your Organisational Culture

This course is part of the Managing People program, which will enable you to explore the key principles of management and grow your skills as a manager.

Get to grips with organisational culture

Through this course you will learn about organisational culture by examining its theoretical background and real-world implications.

You will consider the effect of organisational culture on decision-making, social relations and managing people particularly in multicultural organisational contexts. You will evaluate assumptions about the topic through reflective exercises and deepen your understanding as your share your experience with other learners. You will also reflect on your own experience of organisational culture and how your learning can be applied to your own management practice.

What topics will you cover?

  • Elements of culture
  • Culture in business organisations and implications for managing people
  • The role of organisational structure in culture
  • Organisational culture and change.

Who is this accredited by?

EFMD: This course is EOCCS certified, an international quality benchmark for online courses.

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What will you achieve?

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

  • Understand the concept of culture
  • Identify theoretical themes
  • Understand the range of theoretical tools for cultural analysis in organisations
  • Apply this understanding to management practice

Who is the course for?

This course is for entry level managers with no formal management education. You don’t need any knowledge of management theory.

Who will you learn with?

Yemisi Bolade-Ogunfodun

Dr Bolade-Ogunfodun is a Post-Doctoral Fellow at Henley Business School. She enjoys teaching and mentoring. Her research covers the nature and sources of meaning systems in diverse work contexts.

Who developed the course?

The University of Reading has a reputation for excellence in teaching, research and enterprise.

Henley Business School is a triple accredited, world-renowned business school, part of the University of Reading.

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