This course has three major themes: 1) me and the future of work, 2) organising, 3) organisational development. As this is an intensive course, students are expected prepare for the classes before and between the intensive class days. The teaching methods include readings, active learning applications, class discussions, short lectures and (critical) reflection of students' past and current experiences with work practices and organisations. These learning methods have been designed to foster the following meta competences: complex problem solving, critical thinking, people management, coordinating with others and cognitive flexibility. Please notice that there is a compulsory pre-assignment (including reading) before the first class. Instructions with a reading list will be sent to students two weeks before the course starts (fall 2020: week 35).
Readings for the pre-assignment Cognizant (2020) From/To: The future of your work — everything you wanted to know but were afraid to ask Kilpi, ed (2016) Perspectives on new work. Sitra Studies 114. McKinsey (2020) From thinking about the next normal to making it work: What to stop, start, and accelerate Meda, D. (2017). The future of work: the meaning and value of work in Europe. International Labor Organisation. MIT work of the future (2019). Work of the future report OECD Employment Outlook (2019) Readings between intensive days Lewis, M. W. (2014). Paradoxical Leadership to Enable Strategic Agility. California Management Review, 56(3), pp. 58-77 Smith, W. K., Lewis, M. W., & Tushman, M. L. (2016). Both/and” leadership. Harvard Business Review, 94(5), 62-70. Rigby, D. K., Sutherland, J., & Takeuchi, H. (2016). Embracing agile. Harvard Business Review, 94(5), 40-50. Rigby, D. K., Sutherland, J., & Noble, A. (2018). Agile at scale. Harvard Business Review, 96(3), 88-96. Hamel, G., & Zanini, M. (2018). The end of bureaucracy. Harvard Business Review, 96(6), 50-59. Martela, F. (2019) What makes self-managing organizations novel? Journal of Organization Design 8, 23 (2019 Reading list for the final assignment and other literature supporting the course will be given on the course Moodle.
Course themes relate to students’ own work and their work organisations
International student body
28.08.2020 - 16.10.2020
Pre-assignment: A mind map on the future of work: 20 points (instructions by e-mail during week 35) Interim assignment: Essay on paradoxes affecting one's own work and commenting fellow students' essays on Moodle: 20 points Final assignment: Written assignment on approching organisational tensions using OD methods: 60 points
15.06.2020 - 28.08.2020
27 August – 10 September - Pre-assignment and reading on the future of work, due 10 September 11 - 12 September: First intensive weekend - Future of work - Reactions and remedies of changing work - Agency and job crafting - Organisational design - Human and social capital in the organisation 13 September – 1 October • Reading (three articles), writing interim essay, commenting fellow students' essays 2 - 3 October: Second intensive weekend - New forms of organising - Different approaches to organisational development - Ethics in organisational development 4 - 26 October - Preparation of final assignment (due 26 October) 16 November (grades)
Students requesting for RPL (recognition of prior learning) should prepare their applications (with the help of their tutoring teachers or Sanna Heiniö) and send them to Johanna Vuori by the end of August, 2020
15 - 40
Pre-assignment 20 points
Interim assignment 20 points
Final assignment 60 points
Evaluation is based on reaching the learning outcomes
88 – 100 points, grade 5
78 – 87 points, grade 4
68 – 77 points, grade 3
58 – 67 points, grade 2
50 – 57 points, grade 1
Students submitting their assignments later than 26 October will lose 1 points/day.
LEBUM Degree Programme in Leading Business Transformation