May 8th 2017

How to Succeed in the Global Workplace (FutureLearn)

Get off to a great start in your new job by learning the essential skills to succeed in a global workplace. The British Council and The University of Sheffield have teamed up to help you succeed when you enter the workplace for the first time. Beginning your career or starting a new job brings to mind lots of questions, so we’ve designed a course to guide you through those initial weeks and months so you can make a really positive start to your career.

You’ll see videos from employers from small, medium and global organisations, giving you insights from around the world into what they look for from their new employees. You’ll learn how to communicate effectively across cultures in a professional way and discover the skills to build and maintain relationships with colleagues, managers and clients.

The course includes articles, discussions and quizzes with tips to help you feel confident.

What will you achieve?

- Develop an understanding of the communication skills need to effectively present yourself in a professional context

- Develop an awareness of the underlying principles behind communicating effectively across different cultural environments

- Explore the skills needed to build and maintain relationships in a professional context

- Develop the ability to manage yourself in the modern workplace

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