The open online course Future of Work is now available in Finnish
The open online course Future of Work has been published in Finnish with the name Työn Tulevaisuus. Aalto University School of Business launched the course for the first time in May 2021. The course has since then gained over 1100 users on the online course platform. Future of Work is the first multilingual open online course by Aalto University School of Business.
The Future of Work open online course has been designed as a starting point for understanding how work is changing and what the various implications of the change process for individuals, organizations and societies are. The course is assembled by faculty at Aalto University School of Business and it offers a curated collection of academic insight on the future of work in an easily accessible course format.
We are amidst the fourth industrial revolution that started already long before the pandemic. Making sense of the future of work can feel tricky in the middle of the more or less constant information overflow. This course provides an overview of how technological development during the ongoing fourth industrial revolution is changing how we work and the key implications of these changes on societal, organisational, and individual levels.
The course contents are based on academic research as well as recent reports by global organizations such as WEF and ILO and the learning materials are curated by Research Director of the Future of Work project Hertta Vuorenmaa, Professor Kristiina Mäkelä and Executive in Residence Juha Äkräs, all three from the School of Business. The Future of Work project has received funding from the Academy of Finland for four years (2019–2022) and it brings together multidisciplinary research on future work at Aalto University.
Laura Sivula, Program Director
The coronavirus pandemic has affected the way we work, but many of these changes are part of broader and longer-lasting developments.
"Many of us are preparing for hybrid work in the autumn and a partial return to the office. The coronavirus pandemic has affected the way we work, but many of these changes are part of broader and longer-lasting developments in working life. This course will help you understand and explore these changes in work from many different perspectives as well as hopefully build faith in the future and the interpretation of future work. The course is easy to complete at your own pace, and we hope that as many Finns as possible will find this course, especially now that the Finnish language version is also available." says Program Director Laura Sivula.
Register for the course at www.futurework.aalto.fi
Choose “Suomi” in the language menu to access the course in Finnish.
In September the platform will also contain a new course, Finland Works. This course has a strong emphasis on the Finnish work culture and work-life from societal, organisational and individual perspectives, and includes essential information for anyone looking for a job in Finland or who wants to learn more about Finnish work-life in general.