• University of Exeter

Building Your Career in Tomorrow’s Workplace

Learn about the many factors shaping tomorrow’s working world, and create your future by planning the direction of your career.

10,246 enrolled on this course

Building Your Career in Tomorrow’s Workplace
  • Duration

    2 weeks
  • Weekly study

    4 hours

Get prepared to forge a career in the workplace of the future.

The workplace of the future offers new challenges and opportunities, shaped by technological change and trends towards globalisation.

We’ll help you to identify and progress towards clearly defined career goals - whether you’re already employed or looking to start your career.

In the first week, we’ll review the key global changes impacting the world of work. In the second week, we’ll focus on what these changes may mean for future careers. We’ll cover the implications of radical new developments like 3D printing, the Internet of Things, cryptocurrencies and the Circular Economy.

What topics will you cover?

  • Lessons from historical “technological revolutions”
  • Implications of the digital economy for the nature and location of work
  • Winners and losers in the digital workplace
  • How social changes are shaping the workplace of tomorrow
  • The changing relationship between our digital and physical workspaces
  • Entrepreneurial opportunities in the digital economy
  • Skills required for success in the digital workplace and how they can be acquired

When would you like to start?

Start straight away and learn at your own pace. If the course hasn’t started yet you’ll see the future date listed below.

  • Available now

Learning on this course

You can take this self-guided course and learn at your own pace. On every step of the course you can meet other learners, share your ideas and join in with active discussions in the comments.

What will you achieve?

By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to...

  • Explore a variety of contemporary business challenges and understand the skills that will be required for career success in this environment
  • Identify new career, entrepreneurial and social enterprise opportunities that are presented by contemporary business challenges
  • Identify your learning needs and determine how you will address these in order to enhance career opportunities
  • Describe your personal competencies and attributes (skills, abilities, knowledge, career motivations), and the value these offer to a potential employer

Who is the course for?

This course is for anyone interested in how the world of work is changing and how this may affect their current or future career. It’s also suitable for anyone who provides career guidance, such as teachers, consultants and counsellers.

Who will you learn with?

Director of Digital Learning @UofEBusiness @UniofExeter. I champion Digital Literacies, Social Learning, Open Access & MOOCs. #PFHEA #JISCsocial50 #Innovator #Disruptor

Lecturer at the University of Exeter Business School, leading on student and staff academic development.

Who developed the course?

University of Exeter

The University of Exeter is a Russell Group university. It combines world-class research with very high levels of student satisfaction.

Learning on FutureLearn

Your learning, your rules

  • Courses are split into weeks, activities, and steps, but you can complete them as quickly or slowly as you like
  • Learn through a mix of bite-sized videos, long- and short-form articles, audio, and practical activities
  • Stay motivated by using the Progress page to keep track of your step completion and assessment scores

Join a global classroom

  • Experience the power of social learning, and get inspired by an international network of learners
  • Share ideas with your peers and course educators on every step of the course
  • Join the conversation by reading, @ing, liking, bookmarking, and replying to comments from others

Map your progress

  • As you work through the course, use notifications and the Progress page to guide your learning
  • Whenever you’re ready, mark each step as complete, you’re in control
  • Complete 90% of course steps and all of the assessments to earn your certificate

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