It entails the combination of resources and expertise which enables partners to achieve something jointly that they cannot achieve working alone. However, collaboration is also fraught with difficulties and dilemmas. In this Managing Across Organisational and Cultural Boundaries programme offered by The Open University UK you’ll explore the many issues and challenges associated with working collaboratively across different contexts. You will also learn about concepts and theories that can help you to better manage collaborative situations in the future.
The module has seven units: an introductory unit; a unit on each of the five themes; and a final unit that provides a means of reflection and consolidation of the entire module.
The module gives you opportunities to learn from a whole variety of different resources including reading articles, studying case material, watching short videos, listening to audio clips and using other online media. Your learning will be structured through and around activities. These will involve you exploring your own situation, being introduced to that of other students on the module and critically analysing and applying relevant theory.
You will study some of the material independently and some of it collaboratively with other students through participation in online forums, audio conferencing sessions and a collaborative wiki. (For the collaborative wiki you'll work jointly with 3-5 other students for each of Units 2 to 5, and this work will form part of the assessment.) This will ensure that you experience a level of collaboration and exposure to different contexts; different cultures; different ways of experiencing them; different ways of managing and being managed in them; and different interpretations of key themes.
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There are five study themes throughout this module, all of which are central to understanding how different individuals perceive and experience the different contexts in which they work.
The themes are:
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