Skip to 0 minutes and 3 secondsHello, I'm Martin Bicknell. As somebody who's had a long career in management, prior to joining the Henley Business School here at the University of Reading, I've always found people to be the most fascinating, rewarding, and yes, let's admit it, challenging part of the role. When it comes to the management of people, we have to remember that it's not just what you know that matters-- it's what you do with that knowledge. We have to recognise that management is as much an art as it is a science. And I suppose this course is really about hastening you along the journey to becoming a better artist.
Skip to 0 minutes and 41 secondsWe'll do that by arming you with a wider range of responses to the challenges you'll face and getting you to think deeply about what it really means to be an effective manager of people. If we want to take theory into practise, how do we go about teaching that? Well, we do it by working together-- by sharing experiences and learning from them.
Skip to 1 minute and 6 secondsThe FutureLearn platform, with its huge variety of students, is going to be a fabulous place to do this. I do hope that you'll sign up and that we can work together to explore that most fascinating of topic-- you, me, us, people at work.