Taught course

Developing a purpose driven approach in 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 designed to help you develop the skills needed to reflect on your working life and contribute even more effectively to the strategic direction of your organisation. By improving your own sense of purpose, you can identify ways to promote an engaging, forward-looking culture within your organisation that supports purpose-led approaches to work related problems.

You'll learn to:

  • define the meaning of purposefulness, both at an individual and an organisational level
  • articulate the importance of purposefulness for all organisations, large and small
  • understand a range of ways in which you can build a sense of purposefulness for yourself and for your team
  • engage with colleagues around the notion of purposefulness
  • reflect on key learning and apply this to your professional practice.

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