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The Future of Work (MGMT30019)

Undergraduate level 3Points: 12.5On Campus (Parkville)

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Year of offer2017
Subject levelUndergraduate Level 3
Subject codeMGMT30019
Summer Term
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The way we work is changing. Graduates entering the workforce are facing a revolution in both organizational cultures and working practices, all designed to boost output, cut costs, give employees more freedom over how they work and contribute to a greener economy. Trends are disruptive and fast-moving. This subject provides an examination of and introduction to new ways of working and begins to equip students with the knowledge and skills required to effectively contribute to and lead the ‘future of work’. Addressing opportunities and challenges, this highly digestible and contextually-linked subject offers the most up-to-date guidance on modern business and organisational culture for students who want (need) to embrace the new world of work.

The subject is intended to act as a meaningful and valuable development journey to assist participants in securing a strong start to and succeeding in their desired professions. Through the use of reflection, experiential activities, case studies and workshops, students will examine how course content can be applied at the individual, team and organisational levels.

Intended learning outcomes

On successful completion of this subject, students should be able to:

  • Engage in the critical skills and knowledge of understanding and influencing workplace culture and practice;
  • Describe and explain current academic theories and research that relate to the changing nature of work
  • Apply major theories and models to individual problems, as presented in case studies
  • Critically analyse organisational problems and apply relevant models and theories to generate effective solutions; and
  • Analyse and evaluate (and potentially start developing) the key competencies needed to lead the ‘Future of Work’.

Generic skills

We expect participants to experience the development of:

  • High level of development: oral communication; written communication; self-awareness and reflection; and, interpretation, synthesis and analysis.
  • Moderate level of development: teamwork; critical thinking; and, receptiveness to alternative ideas.
  • Some level of development: problem solving; evaluation of data and other information; accessing data and other information from a range of sources; and, ‘Future Work Skills: 2020’

Last updated: 31 August 2017