Excellent! The contents are great for any manager that want to make a significant job within any organization. Clear and key concepts for everyday activities. I enjoyed every single lesson. Thank you!
I enjoyed this course. I learned a lot from it. Although I am familiar with some of the topics, it expanded my knowledge further, and would definitely help me become a more effective manager at work.
by Najib H•
I was very enthusiastic to follow this inspiring course delivered by the prestigious University of London (Birkbeck) about “How to Manage People at work”.
Dr. Chris Dewberry, Lecturer and Course Director did an absolute and fantastic job by presenting this course and sharing recommendable & actionable strategies.
This course isn’t solitary for ongoing learners seeking to add or master their managerial position, but its also advocated for employee(s) searching better work environment and performance by understanding the HR theories, policies and procedures.
By understanding their views and Performance Management strategies, any employee(s) will positively benefits the outcome of this outstanding course.
I really loved the different video’s involving actors, showcasing different scenario’s/situations of well-known work cases.
The video recording and HD production, is very well prepared!
I was highly impressed by the excellent teaching sessions from Katerina Penna (Teaching numbers of HR related modules for the University of London's Human Resource Management Program provided by Birkbeck).
Last but not least, I was wonderfully impressed by the charismatic Dr. Juliet Hassard advices and strategies. (lecturer in Occupational Health Psychology and Deputy Director of the Center for Sustainable Working Life at Birkbeck College, University of London).
This is an unconditional stellar course and; unquestionably deserve a flawless 5 star rating!!!!!
by Catherine H•
This is such a good course. Evidence based with a lot of really helpfull resources. I would caution the new student to not overestimate the amount of reading and research in this course which adds significant benefit, but cannot be done quickly. Really awesome presenters, very knowledagabe with real examples to help explain complex theories. Very comprehensive indeed. I would however like to add that it would be extremely beneficial if you could expand on Conflict management with a little bit more in-depth coverage of practicing conflict management in the workplace. More assessments to test knowledge. Thank You.
by ABEJOYE A O•
I want to really say a big thanks to the management of the institution for the knowledge the team impacted in me through the online course. The course excellent and also it is an eye opener to me in particular how to manage the people at work not at work only it will also help me how to manage the people am directing in the society and including how to manage my family.
The material to study was reach and the video was excellent and clear and the instructors language audio was clear and also the assessment question was very good. I really enjoy the course. Finally I will say keep the flag flying Thanks.
by FRANCIS I A•
MY EXPERIENCE STUDYING THIS COURSE ON COURSERA, WAS WORTH EVERY BIT OF THE EFFORTS. I ENJOYED EVERY BIT OF THE COURSE OUTLINE; AS EVERYTHING IS WELL STRUCTURED AND ASWELL VERY FLEXIBLE WITH ZERO COMPROMISE ON STANDARDS.
THE KNOWLEDGE EARNED REMAINS EXCEPTIONALLY RESOURCEFUL TO ME. THE LECTURERS ARE VERY BRILLIANT, AND PROFESSIONAL. I WAS REALLY WOWED ...I MUST BE HONEST, IT WAS AN AMAZING AND REWARDING EXPERIENCE!!!
WILL STILL GO FOR MORE... I DO RECOMMEND TO OTHERS.
THANK YOU TEAM COURSERA!!!
by Al A•
Great course, excellent content, and excellent instructors. The only negative feedback I would have is on week 6 where the production value of the videos plummeted dramatically. There were also more grammatical errors in the assessments in week 6 specifically.
Role-play videos were quite entertaining.
Additional reading was suggested in each unit which was great - however there were no links for where to access the additional reading online so I was not able to take advantage of it.
by Dr. A M•
It was indeed a stupendous learning experience in pursuing this course.The course contents and lectures are really exhaustive and provides a wonderful hands on experience on to professional managing affairs of the globally competitive corporations.
Prof. Dewberry needs a special appluad for creating n deliberating such a wonderful enrichening course..
Really enjoyed the course to the fullest..
Dr. Anurag Mittal
Associate Professor in Management,
by Katarzyna L•
A really well-structured and organized course about key points of being a good manager. Describes managing styles, dealing with conflicts at the workplace, etc. Many resources are provided in the form of book chapters, articles and PP slides. The only thing I think of now to improve would be to add some key points during the video to help with better understanding and making it a little easier to note or remember something.
Love the course, I've learnt a lot from it. Like the way that it has consisted of videos, reading of articles, and the quiz. So I would be forced to think about the concepts learnt several times during the course, which would help me in understanding fully and remembering the concepts learnt. Thank you very much for setting up the course, it is very useful for me, as being a manager of a team of 10 in the financial sector.
by Rozina N•
I enjoyed the course. It allowed me to learn at my own pace, I also enjoyed the fact that I could download the videos and the reading material for future reference. The list of recommended reading material was very helpful and definitely welcomed. The different theories took me back to my years back in varsity...grateful to have go touched on them again. Looking forward to applying what i learnt in my workplace.
by Kim S J•
Excellent introduction of the key concepts for managing people at work. Presenters did a great job of explaining the lessons in an easy to understand way and used appropriate role pay scenarios to demonstrate points. The readings and lecture slides were really useful too. I sure I will be referring back to these notes again in the future when the need arises. Thank you to the university staff for this course.
by Watanabe, Y•
It is difficult to understand English lecturer at first time, however, thank you for recent technology I could manage to have scripts which can help me to understand what they were talking about. I really enjoy the course. I decide I would like to have Organizational Psychology which is really linking my job and I would like to extend my group company HR. Of course I am getting older, this must me my life work.
I think this was a fairly comprehensive overview of management, and very suitable for most people looking to get into the correct mindset that is needed to transition from simply being a worker, to a part of the team running a business or a subset of its employees. It seems to address many of the deficiencies and misconceptions that are common, and promotes a more modern and complete view of individuals.
by Kristine O•
As a beginner when it comes to studying organizational management, I learned a lot in this course. Specific examples of events and situations helped me to easily understand the different concepts related to management. It also helped me to assess the weaknesses and strengths of management system n our company. I'm looking forward and excited to take more lessons about management.
by Daniel M•
It's a very useful course, If I can recommend something, it would be better if you can add more examples of situations. In the sessions for "Pay as a motivator" the course can be more interesting if you show some cases or examples and if you can add some options to motivate people through payment or bonuses.
But in few words, it's an interesting course, I'm glad I found it...
by nathaniel n•
I have learnt a that some conflicts are healthy in a work place to foster team work and also achieve organisational goals. I also learnt that pay raise is not an ultimate form of motivation as perceived and can even demotivate employees in certain circumstances and a whole lot of other things. The whole course in its entirety was great. Am so glad i did not miss it.
by Aden A•
Most helpful and most refreshing practical guidance to the best practices in managing people at work. Very helpful and I strongly recommend for all managers and at all levels to take this course. In today's fast changing work place environment, it is most appropriate to refresh and discuss perspectives and practices and maximize organizational performance.
by Vincent G•
The name says it all, this course works as a pragmatic approach on basic manager problems. It provides you with Evidence Based and widely used tools. Many sources are provided for you to deepen the aspect you specifically need. As an healthcare professional without any theorical background on management, I found it straightforward and useful. Thanks a lot,
by Nishant S•
This is a very comprehensive approach that teaches some great stuff around personnel management within an organization. It covers a comprehensive set of HR related areas. Not all of them may be applicable for line managers but they are good to know in the context of development of a manager. SOme really good insights on leadership and conflict management.
by miriam o•
I enjoyed this course very much. The videos and examples were great. I have learned so much that I can take forward with me. Online reading was a bit much at times an call me old fashioned but I wish I had a book to flip through, or the handout toolkit itself. Having said that, this has been the best free course I have undertaken and I want to go further.
by Patrick R•
Being a leader , Building a Team, Making decisions, rewarding and managing conflicts. Everything is here. I like how the first part of each week is about how things used to be and then the rest of the week is about better ways. I have worked for people that seriously needed this course. I feel I will be a good manager from now on. Thank you!
by Arturo M•
The manager's toolkit:
A practical guide to managing people at work was an enriching experience, in concepts and clear definitions for the development of my leadership functions, reinforcing the commitment to be a better person, a better partner, a better collaborator and to contribute to the organization my best performance.
by CASTA�OS M C A•
Es un buen curso que te da unas herramientas necesarias para utilizarse durante en la vida laboral, ya que te habla por ejemplo del liderazgo desde las perspectiva de un líder así como la del seguidor, entonces esto hace que veas las situaciones desde dos perspectivas y te ayudara a tomar mejores decisiones en tu trabajo.
by Abiel B•
It is a practical and interesting course, which challenges the previous held thinking that management and leadership cannot be taught. It helps also to grow one's analytical thinking with evidence based management and leadership theories. The educators are very good and the quizzes keep underscoring the most important points.
by Tom B•
The Coursera supported online course constructed and delivered by London University, Birkbeck greatly met my current requirements within a new role and also provided more information than expected which will immediately assist me. The presentations, readings and assessment was presented on any easy to use online platform.
by Mriganka B•
I could relate to all the issues that were mentioned here in this managerial training programme. I had worked on the issues at a subconscious level based on experience and application of mind. From now onwards I will be more conscious after going through all the course material here. This has been very useful for me.