There has been plenty written about the ‘next normal’ and the ‘new world of work’ in a post-pandemic world. The overnight shift in the nature and places of work has turned transformation debates into reality – and none more so than in the field of management.
The pandemic has accelerated a shift from task-focused management towards more human qualities, such as ensuring employee wellbeing and engagement. But how can we equip the next generation of managers to deal with the changing demands they face? And where can formal management training help?
The Open University has partnered with TrainingZone and renowned Learning Analyst Laura Overton to explore these themes in detail, and the result is the new whitepaper Management readiness in 2021: Leaving no stone unturned.
This includes case studies from MBA alumnus Ahmed El-Hamaky who graduated as an electrical engineer in the early 2000s with a dream to lead and manage a business across a large geography, and Lee Gifford who is now Apprentice Lead at Lincolnshire Community Health Services NHS Trust having completed a Chartered Manager Degree Apprenticeship (CMDA) with the OU.
Click here for more on the whitepaper and the thoughts of OUBS alumnus Ahmed El-Hamaky and CMDA graduate Lee Gifford.