The Future of Work and Innovation
The future of work is innovation: developing new solutions to complex problems. Learn how successful entrepreneurs use research skills to rapidly develop and test innovative solutions, and how to adapt your own skills to solve the kinds of real-world problems you’ll face in your future of work.
The Future of Work and Innovation: Thinking, Testing, Solving like an Entrepreneur
Free of Charge
for eligible students from ATN member universities.
for those in the second half of their PhD studies.
all Higher Degree by Research students of all disciplines.
You don’t have to be an entrepreneur to have an entrepreneurial mindset. Whether you’re imagining an improved first-year orientation, a response to a coming technological disruption, or an innovative business of your own, entrepreneurial problem-solving can help you get there faster and more efficiently.
Learning how to think, test and solve like an entrepreneur will help you make the most of skills you’ve already developed through your HDR program. In this module, you’ll learn hands-on tools and strategies for finding real-world solutions to real-world problems.
- Part 1: Key entrepreneurial methods and approaches to problem solving – including how entrepreneurs approach disruption as an opportunity rather than a threat, estimate the value of an opportunity, and compare opportunities. You’ll identify opportunities to create value while acting on your personal values and passions.
- Part 2: Focuses on rapidly testing potential solutions through “lean” experiments. You’ll learn how entrepreneurs identify what assumptions most need to be tested, plan a rapid experiment, and develop prototypes. You’ll also walk through the steps of planning your own lean experiment.
Upon completing this module you will be able to:
- Recognise opportunities to create value through your work
- Understand how to plan and run “lean” experiments
- Be familiar with core entrepreneurial concepts
- Self-reflect on your experience, strengthening your resilience and adaptability