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Managing People and Teams


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Research has shown that there exists a strong link between employee engagement and performance. However, ensuring your employees remain engaged is challenging in a work environment that is increasingly online and flexible. Navigating these challenges requires managers who are able to effectively motivate, inspire, and ultimately engage those who report to them.

The Managing People and Teams online certificate course from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) teaches you to engage effectively with employees to motivate and inspire performance. On it, you’ll gain insights into managing flexible schedules and remote teams, and learn to promote diversity and employee well-being while guiding talent and driving retention through development. Take this expert-led opportunity to reflect on your leadership style and its impact on your team, as well as your own management abilities. You’ll also have the chance to draw on the expertise of LSE’s Department of Management, home to world-class education and research in business and management.

Is this course for you?

This course’s focus on broadly applicable management tools makes it beneficial for a wide range of roles and industries. If you’re an experienced manager, you’ll gain insights into motivating your team in any situation, including virtual environments. New managers, meanwhile, will learn the underlying motivations you can use to inspire your employees and drive performance. If you’re an aspiring manager, this course will provide you with a toolkit to navigate the modern organisation, while laying the groundwork for future leadership roles. For those working in human resources, this course offers tools you can use in your day-to-day management work, while giving you the confidence to advise other managers in their operations.

This course is certified by the United Kingdom CPD Certification Service and may be applicable to individuals who are members of, or are associated with, UK-based professional bodies. The course has an estimated 95 hours of learning.

Note: should you wish to claim CPD activity, the onus is upon you. The London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) and GetSmarter accept no responsibility, and cannot be held responsible, for the claiming or validation of hours or points

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