Future of Work

We are amid a revolution of work, which started already long before the pandemic. Making sense of the future of work can feel tricky in the middle of a constant information overflow. This course is supported with academic research and references packaged in a way that is easy to access. In this course, we will look at how the roles of the individual, organisations and society have changed and how it affects how we work today and in the future.
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Schedule:

Rolling intake

Teaching time:

Self-paced

Location:

Online

Topic:

Creativity and future

Form of learning:

Online

Provider:

Aalto University Summer School

Level:

Fundamentals

Credits:

2 By Aalto University (ECTS)

Fee:

€ 90.00

Course description

In this course, we will look at how the roles of the individual, organisations and society have changed and how it affects how we work today and in the future. People are the ones who design a future of work that is sustainable, productive and fulfilling. The course is an open online course. The course material is divided into five (5) chapters.

Self-directed studying

  1. Registration for the course at https://futureofwork.fi/courses/future-of-work/.
  2. Get acquainted with the course contents. The course is divided into five chapters, which all have at least three sections.
  3. After each section, there will be either a multiple-choice quiz or self-reflection questions.
  4. In order to pass the course, you will need to pass all quizzes and open questions.
  5. After successfully completing the course and paying the course fee, you will receive a Certificate and 2 ECTS from Aalto University.

Learning outcomes

  • To understand and to be able to historically contextualise the main elements of change in relation to white-collar paid employment on individual, organisational and societal levels.
  • To understand how work is gradually disconnecting from time, place and employment, and to be able to systematically analyse the individual-level implications of these changes.
  • Understand how megatrends like digitalisation and ecological and social sustainability are transforming how contemporary organizations operate.
  • Understand how organizational paradigms and cultures have evolved over the years and how contemporary organizations are embracing and integrating multiple organizational paradigms and cultures.
  • Understand vertical, distributed and hybrid organizational structures, what are their strengths, and how they relate to organizational culture and leadership. We also discuss why contemporary organizations are shifting more towards distributed and hybrid structures.
  • Understand the basic leadership concepts and how contemporary leadership looks like and how it is aligned with organizational culture and design.

Enrolment

For non-Aalto University degree students: Register here to create an account. After logging in, click on Future of Work, and press ‘Take this Course’ on the left. You can choose to either audit the course for free or pay the course fee during or after completion of the course. In the free version of the course, some of the “Must Read” materials might have limited access. Once you have paid the course fee, you will gain access to all course materials. The price of the course is 90€ (incl. VAT 24%) and it includes a Certificate with a unique verification code and 2 ECTS from Aalto University, once you have successfully completed the course.

For Aalto University degree students: In order to receive 2 ECTS and a free Certificate, first enrol on the course Future of Work MNGT-C1003 on Sisu and then register your account here. If you only want a Certificate without ECTS, don't enrol on Sisu.

Upon completing the course, your electronic Certificate will be added emailed to you – from there, you can print your Certificate or add it to your LinkedIn profile. If you only want to read and view the course content, you can audit the course for free. You can share your course certificates in the Certifications section of your LinkedIn profile, on printed resumes, CVs, or other documents.

Completion terms

The course must be completed within 6 months of registration for the course. Please note that this course is a self-directed open online course.

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