Management: perspective and practice
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  • What does it mean to be a manager? Being a manager is a complex and challenging activity. This free course, Management: Perspective and practice, introduces you to the role of the manager. In this OpenLearn course you’ll look at an array of activities including leadership, human resources, finance, project management, change management, operations management and stakeholder management. <link rel="canonical" href="http://www.open.edu/openlearn/money-management/management/leadership-and-management/management-perspective-and-practice/content-section-0" /> First published on Thu, 16 Jun 2011 as <a href="http://www.open.edu/openlearn/money-management/management/leadership-and-management/management-perspective-and-practice/content-section-0">Management: Perspective and practice</a>. To find out more visit The Open University's <a href="http://www.open.edu/openlearn/ole-home-page">Openlearn</a> website. Creative-Commons 2011
  • <p>In this free course, <i>Management: Perspective and practice</i>, you will be studying different ways to think about understanding organisations and approaches to managing the people who work within them.</p><p>The theories and models in this course look at the organisational context (the &#x2018;organisation’, the &#x2018;context’ and the &#x2018;wider environment’ of) and helps you to begin to answer the question:</p><p>How does my organisation context and environment affect my management practice?</p><p>This course is comprised of:</p><ul class="oucontent-bulleted"><li><p><a class="oucontent-crossref" href="http://www.open.edu/openlearn/money-management/management/leadership-and-management/management-perspective-and-practice/content-section-3">Exploring ideas</a>, <a class="oucontent-crossref" href="http://www.open.edu/openlearn/money-management/management/leadership-and-management/management-perspective-and-practice/content-section-4">Understanding organisations</a> and <a class="oucontent-crossref" href="http://www.open.edu/openlearn/money-management/management/leadership-and-management/management-perspective-and-practice/content-section-5">Organisational culture</a></p><ul class="oucontent-bulleted"><li>discussing ways that organisational theorists have characterised organisational structures and cultures, and the impact of different national cultures on organisational practice and ways in which managers might make sense of these</li><li>a short pre-reading activity asking you to think about a problem/opportunity situation in your own context, to see how these theories and models are both relevant and irrelevant to your own management practice.</li></ul></li><li><a class="oucontent-crossref" href="http://www.open.edu/openlearn/money-management/management/leadership-and-management/management-perspective-and-practice/content-section-6">Creative problem solving</a><ul class="oucontent-bulleted"><li>developing your skills in creative problem solving by learning some techniques based on systems theory</li><li>learning how to use case studies and their analysis to better understand and apply the ideas you are studying.</li></ul></li><li><a class="oucontent-crossref" href="http://www.open.edu/openlearn/money-management/management/leadership-and-management/management-perspective-and-practice/content-section-7">Making connections</a><ul class="oucontent-bulleted"><li>thinking more closely about your organisation’s culture and how you can use metaphors to better understand the way organisations work.</li></ul></li></ul><div class="oucontent-box oucontent-s-heavybox1 oucontent-s-box "><div class="oucontent-outer-box"><h3 class="oucontent-h3 oucontent-heading oucontent-nonumber">Enrol to get a record of achievement</h3><div class="oucontent-inner-box"><p>By enrolling on this course and setting up a free Open University account you&#xA0;can track your progress in My OpenLearn.&#xA0;When you’ve finished you can print off the free&#xA0;<b>activity record</b>&#xA0;to demonstrate your learning.</p></div></div></div><p>This course is an adapted extract of the course <span class="oucontent-linkwithtip"><a class="oucontent-hyperlink" href="http://www3.open.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/course/b716.htm">B716 <i>Management: perspective and practice (MBA Stage 1)</i></a></span>.</p>
  • <p>In this free course, <i>Management: perspective and practice</i>, you will be studying different ways to think about understanding organisations and approaches to managing the people who work within them.</p><p>The theories and models in this course look at the organisational context (the &#x2018;organisation’, the &#x2018;context’ and the &#x2018;wider environment’ of) and helps you to begin to answer the question:</p><p>How does my organisation context and environment affect my management practice?</p><p>This course is comprised of:</p><ul class="oucontent-bulleted"><li><p><a class="oucontent-crossref" href="http://www.open.edu/openlearn/money-management/management/leadership-and-management/management-perspective-and-practice/content-section-1">Exploring ideas</a>, <a class="oucontent-crossref" href="http://www.open.edu/openlearn/money-management/management/leadership-and-management/management-perspective-and-practice/content-section-2">Understanding organisations</a> and <a class="oucontent-crossref" href="http://www.open.edu/openlearn/money-management/management/leadership-and-management/management-perspective-and-practice/content-section-3">Organisational culture</a></p><ul class="oucontent-bulleted"><li>discussing ways that organisational theorists have characterised organisational structures and cultures, and the impact of different national cultures on organisational practice and ways in which managers might make sense of these</li><li>a short pre-reading activity asking you to think about a problem/opportunity situation in your own context, to see how these theories and models are both relevant and irrelevant to your own management practice.</li></ul></li><li><a class="oucontent-crossref" href="http://www.open.edu/openlearn/money-management/management/leadership-and-management/management-perspective-and-practice/content-section-4">Creative problem solving</a><ul class="oucontent-bulleted"><li>developing your skills in creative problem solving by learning some techniques based on systems theory</li><li>learning how to use case studies and their analysis to better understand and apply the ideas you are studying.</li></ul></li><li><a class="oucontent-crossref" href="http://www.open.edu/openlearn/money-management/management/leadership-and-management/management-perspective-and-practice/content-section-5">Making connections</a><ul class="oucontent-bulleted"><li>thinking more closely about your organisation’s culture and how you can use metaphors to better understand the way organisations work.</li></ul></li></ul><div class="oucontent-box oucontent-s-heavybox1 oucontent-s-box "><div class="oucontent-outer-box"><h3 class="oucontent-h3 oucontent-heading oucontent-nonumber">Enrol to get a record of achievement</h3><div class="oucontent-inner-box"><p>By enrolling on this course and setting up a free Open University account you&#xA0;can track your progress in My OpenLearn.&#xA0;When you’ve finished you can print off the free&#xA0;<b>activity record</b>&#xA0;to demonstrate your learning.</p></div></div></div><p>This course is an adapted extract of the course <span class="oucontent-linkwithtip"><a class="oucontent-hyperlink" href="http://www3.open.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/course/b716.htm">B716 <i>Management: perspective and practice (MBA Stage 1)</i></a></span>.</p>
  • What does it mean to be a manager? Being a manager is a complex and challenging activity. This free course, Management: perspective and practice, introduces you to the role of the manager. In this OpenLearn course you’ll look at an array of activities including leadership, human resources, finance, project management, change management, operations management and stakeholder management. <link rel="canonical" href="http://www.open.edu/openlearn/money-management/management/leadership-and-management/management-perspective-and-practice/content-section-0" /> First published on Thu, 16 Jun 2011 as <a href="http://www.open.edu/openlearn/money-management/management/leadership-and-management/management-perspective-and-practice/content-section-0">Management: perspective and practice</a>. To find out more visit The Open University's <a href="http://www.open.edu/openlearn/ole-home-page">Openlearn</a> website. Creative-Commons 2011
  • <p>In this free course, <i>Management: Perspective and practice</i>, you will be studying different ways to think about understanding organisations and approaches to managing the people who work within them.</p><p>The theories and models in this course look at the organisational context (the &#x2018;organisation’, the &#x2018;context’ and the &#x2018;wider environment’ of) and helps you to begin to answer the question:</p><p>How does my organisation context and environment affect my management practice?</p><p>This course is comprised of:</p><ul class="oucontent-bulleted"><li><p><a class="oucontent-crossref" href="http://www.open.edu/openlearn/money-management/management/leadership-and-management/management-perspective-and-practice/content-section-3">Exploring ideas</a>, <a class="oucontent-crossref" href="http://www.open.edu/openlearn/money-management/management/leadership-and-management/management-perspective-and-practice/content-section-4">Understanding organisations</a> and <a class="oucontent-crossref" href="http://www.open.edu/openlearn/money-management/management/leadership-and-management/management-perspective-and-practice/content-section-5">Organisational culture</a></p><ul class="oucontent-bulleted"><li>discussing ways that organisational theorists have characterised organisational structures and cultures, and the impact of different national cultures on organisational practice and ways in which managers might make sense of these</li><li>a short pre-reading activity asking you to think about a problem/opportunity situation in your own context, to see how these theories and models are both relevant and irrelevant to your own management practice.</li></ul></li><li><a class="oucontent-crossref" href="http://www.open.edu/openlearn/money-management/management/leadership-and-management/management-perspective-and-practice/content-section-6">Creative problem solving</a><ul class="oucontent-bulleted"><li>developing your skills in creative problem solving by learning some techniques based on systems theory</li><li>learning how to use case studies and their analysis to better understand and apply the ideas you are studying.</li></ul></li><li><a class="oucontent-crossref" href="http://www.open.edu/openlearn/money-management/management/leadership-and-management/management-perspective-and-practice/content-section-7">Making connections</a><ul class="oucontent-bulleted"><li>thinking more closely about your organisation’s culture and how you can use metaphors to better understand the way organisations work.</li></ul></li></ul><div class="oucontent-box oucontent-s-heavybox1 oucontent-s-box "><div class="oucontent-outer-box"><h3 class="oucontent-h3 oucontent-heading oucontent-nonumber">Enrol to get a record of achievement</h3><div class="oucontent-inner-box"><p>By enrolling on this course and setting up a free Open University account you&#xA0;can track your progress in My OpenLearn.&#xA0;When you’ve finished you can print off the free&#xA0;<b>activity record</b>&#xA0;to demonstrate your learning.</p></div></div></div><p>This course is an adapted extract of the course <span class="oucontent-linkwithtip"><a class="oucontent-hyperlink" href="http://www3.open.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/course/b716.htm">B716 <i>MBA Stage 1: management: perspective and practice</i></a></span>.</p>
  • <p>In this unit, you will be studying different ways to think about understanding organisations and approaches to managing the people who work within them.</p><p>The theories and models in this unit look at the organisational context (the &#x2018;organisation’, the &#x2018;context’ and the &#x2018;wider environment’ of) and helps you to begin to answer the question:</p><p>How does my organisation context and environment affect my management practice?</p><p>This unit is comprised of:</p><ul class="oucontent-bulleted"><li><p><a class="oucontent-crossref" href="http://www.open.edu/openlearn/money-management/management/leadership-and-management/management-perspective-and-practice/content-section-3">Exploring ideas</a>, <a class="oucontent-crossref" href="http://www.open.edu/openlearn/money-management/management/leadership-and-management/management-perspective-and-practice/content-section-4">Understanding organisations</a> and <a class="oucontent-crossref" href="http://www.open.edu/openlearn/money-management/management/leadership-and-management/management-perspective-and-practice/content-section-5">Organisational culture</a></p><ul class="oucontent-bulleted"><li>discussing ways that organisational theorists have characterised organisational structures and cultures, and the impact of different national cultures on organisational practice and ways in which managers might make sense of these</li><li>a short pre-reading activity asking you to think about a problem/opportunity situation in your own context, to see how these theories and models are both relevant and irrelevant to your own management practice.</li></ul></li><li><a class="oucontent-crossref" href="http://www.open.edu/openlearn/money-management/management/leadership-and-management/management-perspective-and-practice/content-section-6">Creative problem solving</a><ul class="oucontent-bulleted"><li>developing your skills in creative problem solving by learning some techniques based on systems theory</li><li>learning how to use case studies and their analysis to better understand and apply the ideas you are studying.</li></ul></li><li><a class="oucontent-crossref" href="http://www.open.edu/openlearn/money-management/management/leadership-and-management/management-perspective-and-practice/content-section-7">Making connections</a><ul class="oucontent-bulleted"><li>thinking more closely about your organisation’s culture and how you can use metaphors to better understand the way organisations work.</li></ul></li></ul><p>This unit is an adapted extract of the course <span class="oucontent-linkwithtip"><a class="oucontent-hyperlink" href="http://www3.open.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/course/b716.htm">MBA Stage 1: management: perspective and practice (B716)</a></span>.</p>
  • This unit introduces you to a range of different ways of thinking about organisations and approaches to managing the people who work within them.<link rel="canonical" href="http://www.open.edu/openlearn/money-management/management/leadership-and-management/management-perspective-and-practice/content-section-0" /> First published on Thu, 16 Jun 2011 as <a href="http://www.open.edu/openlearn/money-management/management/leadership-and-management/management-perspective-and-practice/content-section-0">Management: Perspective and practice</a>. To find out more visit The Open University's <a href="http://www.open.edu/openlearn/ole-home-page">Openlearn</a> website. Creative-Commons 2011
  • <p>In this free course, <i>Management: perspective and practice</i>, you will be studying different ways to think about understanding organisations and approaches to managing the people who work within them.</p><p>The theories and models in this course look at the organisational context (the &#x2018;organisation’, the &#x2018;context’ and the &#x2018;wider environment’ of) and helps you to begin to answer the question:</p><p>How does my organisation context and environment affect my management practice?</p><p>This course is comprised of:</p><ul class="oucontent-bulleted"><li><p><a class="oucontent-crossref" href="http://www.open.edu/openlearn/money-management/management/leadership-and-management/management-perspective-and-practice/content-section-1">Exploring ideas</a>, <a class="oucontent-crossref" href="http://www.open.edu/openlearn/money-management/management/leadership-and-management/management-perspective-and-practice/content-section-2">Understanding organisations</a> and <a class="oucontent-crossref" href="http://www.open.edu/openlearn/money-management/management/leadership-and-management/management-perspective-and-practice/content-section-3">Organisational culture</a></p><ul class="oucontent-bulleted"><li>discussing ways that organisational theorists have characterised organisational structures and cultures, and the impact of different national cultures on organisational practice and ways in which managers might make sense of these</li><li>a short pre-reading activity asking you to think about a problem/opportunity situation in your own context, to see how these theories and models are both relevant and irrelevant to your own management practice.</li></ul></li><li><a class="oucontent-crossref" href="http://www.open.edu/openlearn/money-management/management/leadership-and-management/management-perspective-and-practice/content-section-4">Creative problem solving</a><ul class="oucontent-bulleted"><li>developing your skills in creative problem solving by learning some techniques based on systems theory</li><li>learning how to use case studies and their analysis to better understand and apply the ideas you are studying.</li></ul></li><li><a class="oucontent-crossref" href="http://www.open.edu/openlearn/money-management/management/leadership-and-management/management-perspective-and-practice/content-section-5">Making connections</a><ul class="oucontent-bulleted"><li>thinking more closely about your organisation’s culture and how you can use metaphors to better understand the way organisations work.</li></ul></li></ul><div class="oucontent-box oucontent-s-heavybox1 oucontent-s-box "><div class="oucontent-outer-box"><h3 class="oucontent-h3 oucontent-heading oucontent-nonumber">Enrol to get a record of achievement</h3><div class="oucontent-inner-box"><p>By enrolling on this course and setting up a free Open University account you&#xA0;can track your progress in My OpenLearn.&#xA0;When you’ve finished you can print off the free&#xA0;<b>activity record</b>&#xA0;to demonstrate your learning.</p></div></div></div><p>This free course is an adapted extract from an Open University course <span class="oucontent-linkwithtip"><a class="oucontent-hyperlink" href="http://www.open.ac.uk/postgraduate/modules/b716?LKCAMPAIGN=ebook_&amp;MEDIA=ou">B716 <i>MBA stage 1: management: perspectives and practice</i></a></span></p>
  • <p>In this free course, <i>Management: perspective and practice</i>, you will be studying different ways to think about understanding organisations and approaches to managing the people who work within them.</p><p>The theories and models in this course look at the organisational context (the &#x2018;organisation’, the &#x2018;context’ and the &#x2018;wider environment’ of) and helps you to begin to answer the question:</p><p>How does my organisation context and environment affect my management practice?</p><p>This course is comprised of:</p><ul class="oucontent-bulleted"><li><p><a class="oucontent-crossref" href="http://www.open.edu/openlearn/money-management/management/leadership-and-management/management-perspective-and-practice/content-section-1">Exploring ideas</a>, <a class="oucontent-crossref" href="http://www.open.edu/openlearn/money-management/management/leadership-and-management/management-perspective-and-practice/content-section-2">Understanding organisations</a> and <a class="oucontent-crossref" href="http://www.open.edu/openlearn/money-management/management/leadership-and-management/management-perspective-and-practice/content-section-3">Organisational culture</a></p><ul class="oucontent-bulleted"><li>discussing ways that organisational theorists have characterised organisational structures and cultures, and the impact of different national cultures on organisational practice and ways in which managers might make sense of these</li><li>a short pre-reading activity asking you to think about a problem/opportunity situation in your own context, to see how these theories and models are both relevant and irrelevant to your own management practice.</li></ul></li><li><a class="oucontent-crossref" href="http://www.open.edu/openlearn/money-management/management/leadership-and-management/management-perspective-and-practice/content-section-4">Creative problem solving</a><ul class="oucontent-bulleted"><li>developing your skills in creative problem solving by learning some techniques based on systems theory</li><li>learning how to use case studies and their analysis to better understand and apply the ideas you are studying.</li></ul></li><li><a class="oucontent-crossref" href="http://www.open.edu/openlearn/money-management/management/leadership-and-management/management-perspective-and-practice/content-section-5">Making connections</a><ul class="oucontent-bulleted"><li>thinking more closely about your organisation’s culture and how you can use metaphors to better understand the way organisations work.</li></ul></li></ul><p>This OpenLearn course is an adapted extract from the Open University course <span class="oucontent-linkwithtip"><a class="oucontent-hyperlink" href="http://www.open.ac.uk/postgraduate/modules/b716?LKCAMPAIGN=ebook_&amp;MEDIA=ou">B716 <i>MBA stage 1: management: perspectives and practice</i></a></span></p>