Taught course

Behavioural insights for the workplace (online short course)

Open University · Faculty of Business and Law

Entry requirements

There are no formal academic requirements.

The course will require around 10 hours to complete. You can begin at any time during the life of the course and study at your own pace.

Months of entry


Course content

This course is aimed at developing your understanding of how and why people interact with each other in different ways in the workplace. You'll discover how they contribute individually and collectively to the successful working of organisations. We'll also look to enhance your communication skills through these insights and at how your own motivations and behaviours interact with those of others.

You'll learn to:

  • explain the importance of applying behavioural insights to people at work
  • explore changing identities and diversities in the workplace
  • think about the importance of individuality in your work and social life
  • understand a variety of organisational behaviour models at individual and group levels and how you might apply them
  • apply insights from behavioural thinking to your organisation.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • CPD
    0.1 months
    • Online learningis available for this qualification


AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
End-of-course quiz100

Course contact details

The Open University