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Managing People: Understanding Individual Differences
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Explore the link between individual behaviour and organisational success
Individual personalities and behaviour can have a significant impact on a business. On this course you will develop your understanding of personality and individual differences and how adults learn. You will consider what affects individual performance and how this relates to the success of your organisation. Through the course you will also keep a learning journal to help you apply your learning in your workplace.
An introduction to the course topics
The ways in which adults learn
Learning to be a good manager
Identities in the workplace
Personality and intelligence models and theories
The value of psychometrics in the workplace
Reflecting and understanding individual difference
Theories and models of organisational effectiveness
What drives individual performance?
Values, ethics and whistleblowing
Learning on this course
You can take this self-guided course and learn at your own pace. On every step of the course you can meet other learners, share your ideas and join in with active discussions in the comments.
What will you achieve?
By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to...
- Understand how people differ and the impact these differences may have in the workplace
- Understand the link between individual attributes, behaviour and performance
- Understand the link between individual and organisational performance
- Learn how to 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.