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SEC 7 MOOC New Work and Purpose

General Information

Lecturer Prof. Dr. Laura Marie Edinger-Schons and Manuel Kreitmeir
Course Format Pre-recorded lectures via openSAP
Credit Points 3 ECTS
Frequency Fall term 2020
Hours per Week 2 (lecture) + 4 (self-study)
Language English
Grading Essay
Pre-requisites None (interest in the topics of new work and purpose recommended)

Course Structure

This course delves into the topics of new work and purpose by providing a mix of academic lecture-like elements and interviews with experts from various fields and types of organizations. The MOOC comprises of five modules, focusing on the following topics:

  1. Digitalization and labor markets
  2. Purpose and meaningfulness
  3. New organizational forms and corporate democracy
  4. Sustainability & Degrowth
  5. Social Entre/Intrapreneurship

    Further Information

  • Brief Description

    Our working environments are changing once again. After industrialization, digitalization represents another radical transformation of the way in which we create value. How do we want to work in the future? What is the purpose of business?

    Participants of this course will…

    • gain a holistic understanding of the topics of new work and purpose,
    • learn from practitioners how to effectively manage the transition towards new work and purpose in a company or a team, and
    • develop a critical understanding of these topics.
  • Registration

    Registration via Portal2 is required.

    Access to the pre-recorded sessions will be granted via openSAP.

  • Contact

    If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact Michael Verbücheln!

    Michael Verbücheln, M.Sc.

    Michael Verbücheln, M.Sc.

    Universität Mannheim
    Lehr­stuhl für nachhaltiges Wirtschaften
    Schloss
    Schneckenhof Ost – Raum SO 102
    68161 Mannheim
    Sprechstunde:
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