Intrapreneurship, innovation and the future of work – Dr Natalia Nikolova
04-07-2018
12:30 pm
Work Club Sydney
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We are at the outset of one of the most turbulent periods of what Joseph Schumpeter termed creative destruction. New technologies such as artificial intelligence, virtual reality, blockchain, internet of things, and big data will impact every organisation and every job. The only way to survive this creative destruction is to be part of it.

For established organisations, this means fostering a culture of innovation and intrapreneurship that supports innovative initiatives and practices within existing organisations.

For individual workers, the implication is to invest in skills and capabilities that will enable them to develop an entrepreneurial, future-oriented mindset, and the ability to work with people from diverse disciplines and backgrounds. Both are not easy to accomplish.

In this event, Natalia will share insights from academic research and industry best practice on intrapreneurship as well as her personal experiences of cultivating students’ skills and capabilities necessary for the future of work.

 

The Speaker

Dr Natalia Nikolova is a Senior Lecturer in Management at the University of Technology Sydney Business School and the Director of UTS newly developed, innovative MBA. Her research focuses on organisational practices, strategy, innovation and leadership and seeks to provide students, the business community and the public with a deeper understanding of the opportunities and challenges associated with the future of work. Natalia specialises in designing learning experiences and courses that prepare students for the future of work through the development of ‘enterprise’ skills, such as complex problem-solving, critical thinking, communication, teamworking and project management skills.