Working long hours, connectivity in a remote workforce, individual differences and sources of conflict are all pressure points for humans in an organisational system.
Through an understanding of key themes in workplace psychology, you will learn some techniques for dealing with these pressure points, and managing them effectively.
- The human in the system: humans as the flexibility in the system and the consequences on physical and emotional health
- Diversity: we are all different. How does that effect our workplace behaviour?
You will examine workplace behaviours based on diversity, and identify sources of conflict and potential remedial strategies
- Work space and performance: how does the workspace effect performance? What are advantages and disadvantages of remote working? Are there more advantages for certain sections of the workforce?
By the end of the course you will be able to:
Recognise some of the psychological factors which can make the difference between success and failure in the workplace
Evaluate potential pressure points in the work system (for you, or your organisation) and have some techniques to deal with them effectively
Identify the effects of the physical workspace on performance, including remote working
Dates, Times and Delivery:
Sessions will be held over Microsoft Teams.
The course will be delivered in four sessions: three 1.5-hour workshops delivered once a week on Tuesdays at 11:00 - 12:30, and a 1-hour case study group activity in between worshops two and three.
You may be grouped into a smaller team for this case study activity and analysis.
To support the online sessions, you should actively engage in offline activities, such as the introductory tasks. Please build in extra time around each online session to allow for technical issues.
- Workshops: 30 November, and 7 and 14 December (Tuesdays, 11:00 - 12:30, UK time)
- Case Study activity session: Friday 10 December, a time to be assigned per-group, falling within 11:00 - 12:30 (UK time)
A world clock, and time zone converter can be found here: https://bit.ly/3bSPu6D
This is a ‘virtual classroom’ course. To replicate the experience of a classroom, the sessions are live and are not recorded.
No attendance at Oxford is required and you do not need to purchase any software.