Organisational Behaviour

Learn how to analyse and interpret workplace behaviour to motivate your team and build a strong organisational culture.

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Cranfield School of ManagementCranfield School of Management

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Cranfield UniversityCranfield University

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Develop a reflective practice with Cranfield University

The best leaders understand how their behaviour impacts others and how each team member’s behaviour impacts the organisation. This awareness is crucial for maintaining a positive and productive working culture.

On this Bronze Award microcredential from Cranfield University, you'll develop a more reflective leadership practice. As you explore how people behave in the workplace, you’ll learn to decode social dynamics and phenomena.

From communicating emotions to analysing group dynamics, you’ll build your sensitivity to organisational behaviour.

Gain an introduction to personality types and traits

After an overview of organisational behaviour and its importance for management, you’ll get stuck into analysing behavioural traits.

You’ll examine individual differences, intelligence, and personality types, and learn how these can present within an organisation.

Understanding your colleagues’ differences and specialities will help you to capitalise on their strengths and work with their weaknesses.

Understand how to motivate and manage a team

Once you know how to identify personality traits and types, you’ll begin honing your ability to harness these for your organisation.

You’ll learn what makes individuals interact effectively, and develop strategies for motivating and managing teams. 

Build leadership skills and insights for your career

One of a suite of stackable modules on leadership topics from Cranfield University, this microcredential is purpose-built for your professional development. Its focus is on equipping you with crucial leadership qualities and management skills.

The behavioural skills and insights you gain through this microcredential will empower you to make transformative changes in your own organisation.

How will the skills I learn advance my career? 

This microcredential has been designed to help you turn knowledge into practical action in your own organisation and workplace. 

You’ll develop your ability to analyse, understand, and interact with your team members, and learn how to turn their personality traits into gains for your organisation.

These leadership skills and capabilities can be applied to a wide range of roles and industries.

How does a stackable microcredential work?

The modules on this microcredential are fully stackable and self-paced, meaning it’s up to you to decide how much you want to learn and when.

This is a Bronze Award microcredential requiring four hours of online course learning. To allow you time to complete reflection activities throughout, we recommend allowing a total of eight hours to complete the module.

You can also choose to continue your studies to Silver or Gold level, then stack other modules in the Cranfield Online series and build towards a postgraduate certificate, diploma, or MSc degree.

What will I receive when I finish the microcredential?

Upon successful completion of the microcredential, you’ll receive a Cranfield Digital Learning Bronze Badge to certify your skills in organisation design. 

What you will achieve

By the end of the microcredential, you’ll be able to...

  • Be able to interpret and decode organisational culture and understand how it is created and impacts how we work.
  • Be able to interpret and decode organisational culture and understand how it is created and impacts how we work.
  • Be able to interpret and decode organisational culture and understand how it is created and impacts how we work.
  • Be able to interpret and decode organisational culture and understand how it is created and impacts how we work.
  • Be able to interpret and decode organisational culture and understand how it is created and impacts how we work.

Are you eligible for this microcredential?

You can choose to study past our Bronze badge with a Silver and Gold badge from Cranfield Online. You can then stack these credentials for a Postgraduate award.

Please note, the minimum criteria for the Postgraduate Award is an English language speaking IELTS score of 6.5.

Is this microcredential right for you?

This microcredential is designed for anyone interested in learning more about organisational behaviour and its importance for management.

Whether you’re a seasoned manager or a junior executive, you’ll gain the expertise you need to take the next step in your career.


What happens before, during, and after your microcredential

  • Before learning

    Once signed up to a microcredential, you will receive access to the content within 24 hrs.

  • After learning

    You will retain full access to the learning material for 1 year from the date you signed up. After successfully completing your submission you will be invited to progress to the next level.

World-class learning with Cranfield School of Management

Cranfield has been a world leader in management education and research for over 50 years, helping individuals and organisations learn and succeed by transforming knowledge into action.

    World-class learning with Cranfield University

    As a specialist postgraduate university, Cranfield’s world-class expertise, large-scale facilities and unrivalled industry partnerships are creating leaders in technology and management globally.



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