Welcome to the Harnessing differences to boost effectiveness course. This e-learning course you will learn to become more flexible by adapting to different perceptions of time.  You will be able to identify the different cultural and personal perceptions of time and use their differences and similarities to your benefit.  You will learn how to manage your time in a globalized context and work effectively on international and multicultural projects.  You will discover how to work remotely effectively. 

Whether you are a manager, project manager or someone involved in a project with an international dimension, your own perception of time is far from universal.  Perceptions of time are highly personal, affected buy the personal body clock, education, culture, role and seniority.  These differences may be perceived as sources of incompatibility, even though modern businesses are now managed in line with western processes and standards.  In this module you will learn how to draw on the similarities between different perceptions of time and enrich cooperation.  

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Is this course for me?
This module is designed for managers of all levels, or anyone who works with people who have a different perception of time.  
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How will I benefit from this course?
On completion of this course you will:
  • Recognise and differentiate between management styles
  • Avoid adopting the negative aspects of each style
  • Adapt management style to circumstances
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How long will it take?
 It should take you about 30 minutes to complete

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How much does it cost?
 This course is free.

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Will I get a certificate at the end?
 Yes! You will be able to download a certificate after you have completed all the modules and the feedback form.

The word START and a question mark in a circleHow do I start?
 Click on       Join        button on this page. This will take you through to the course modules. Don't worry, if you stop a module halfway through, you can always continue later from where you left off.