Managing the Future of Work

Course: Managing the Future of Work (801794)

Organizations face key challenges caused by technological, environmental and societal disruptions. Digitalization, a changing workforce, and environmental complexities necessitate a future-oriented HRM that can adapt to the changing requirements of the working world.

The objective of this course is to introduce and to provide an understanding of how organizations can structure the “Future of Work” and how the management of people and practices will look like in the future. It raises awareness for the challenges and opportunities of the HRM of the future.

Learning outcome, core skills:

“Managing the Future of Work” is an interdisciplinary field of study, which aims to provide students with the managerial and methodological skills for future-oriented human resource management (HRM) strategies and practices.

After taking this lecture, students will be familiar with and have acquired several key competencies and methods needed to identify and develop the HRM-practices of the future. They will be aware of challenges and opportunities facing the workforce of the future and will be able to adapt more easily and quickly to a changing working environment.

The time slots of the course:

26.01.2024 Friday and 27.01.2024 Saturday (whole days)

02.02.2024 Friday and 03.02.2024 Saturday (whole days)

Course type: Lecture


6 C

ExaminationA seminar paper should be submitted one week after the final class.


Exam requirements:

• Demonstration of knowledge of the various characteristics, methods and problems of HRM practices regarding the “Future of Work”.

• Ability to reproduce and reflect on strategies used by organizations and managers to implement future-oriented HRM practices and to deal with, and respond to challenges and opportunities.


Recommended literature will be shared in the first session.

Entrance requirements:
 Recommended prequisites:
No formal requirements, though basic understanding of human resource management as well as very good English language skills are recommended.

Language: English Lecturer: Prof. Dr. Andreas Schotter (Ivey Business School, Western University, ON, Canada)

Cycle: Irregular

 Term: 1 Semester
Max. students: 30 students
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