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Course Overview

This article will give you an overview of the course and it's structure.

Welcome to the course!

During our time together, we will be looking at the topics of organisational and national culture. Below we have some key information relating to the course.

What will I learn on the course?

Beginning with organisational culture, this course discusses what it consists of; where it comes from; how it affects employees; and what different forms it takes. Then, we move on to consider national cultures and think about how nations differ in terms of their cultural characteristics and how these affect human processes such as communicating, decision making and negotiating.

Why is this important?

Organisations are influenced by culture in two different ways, internally by their own organisational cultures, and externally by the national cultures of the countries in which they are based.

Course Objectives

During the course you will have the opportunity to demonstrate the following outcomes.

  • Explain the importance of culture as a source of competitive advantage
  • Describe the concept of culture, both national and organisational.
  • Explore factors that influence organisational culture
  • Assess the relationship between leadership and culture
  • Develop cultural leadership skills

The next step gives you an overview of what you will learn in Week 1!

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