Work and Working Lives in a Changing Business Environment (7CO01)




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About this Unit

This unit extends understanding of the interaction between the commercial business environment and likely future developments in the world of work, employment and the management of people. It discusses the range of people practices that are growing in importance, including those relating to ethics and sustainability, employee well-being, equality, diversity and inclusion.

What will you learn

You will focus on major ways in which leaders and managers working in people practice are responding to globalisation and its significance for work and employment. You will investigate the current and future thinking within organisations around technological developments and how new agendas are evolving. You will evaluate social, demographic and economic trends and how developments in public policy affect people practice. Effective leadership of change, innovation and creativity, including the key interrelationships between ethics, sustainability, diversity and well-being will be covered in this unit. Finally, you will critically analyse policy, practice and corporate social responsibility and the ways in which people professionals can apply and promote them for organisational productivity.

 This unit is suitable for persons who:

  • —are experienced people practitioners
  • —are working in a senior people practice role and wish to extend and deepen their skills and understanding to shape strategy, policy and people
  • —wish to shape people practice, creating value for a wider audience
  • —are currently leading and managing people and practice within organisations.

Learning outcomes

On completion of this unit, learners will be able to:

  • Understand ways in which major, long-term environmental developments affect employment, work and people management in organisations.
  • Understand current and short-term developments in the people management business environment.
  • Understand how change, innovation and creativity can promote improvements in organisational productivity.
  • Understand the key interrelationships between organisational commitment to ethics, sustainability, diversity and well-being.


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