Why Managing People in Digital Era?

Digitalization changes not only the functions and tools of management, but also attitudes, values, perceptions of people in general. Students will learn what is behind the change and options of attitudes applicable to managing people in companies caused by the emphasis on competitiveness today. The course uses forms of discussions, workshops and presentations.


Course Title

Managing People in Digital Era

Lecturer Assoc. Prof. Dipl. Ing. Jana Blštáková, PhD.
Load of the Course 20 teaching hours + preparation 10 h, elaboration and presentation of the project 38 h
Number of Credits 3

Learning Outcomes

Student will discuss resent changes in world of labour, caused by conditions of hyper connectivity and digital transformation. Students will learn reasons for changes in competence for future employment and new skills for success. Students will learn effective ways of communication and the power of persuasion. Students will understand the phases of change and ways how to successfully accept new patters of behaviour. Students will be able to understand and boost their creativity. Students will learn to see opportunities in diversity at the workplace. Students will understand the role of emotions and its impact on human rationality. The learning outcome of the course is as well the ability to provide feedback and apply principles couching in teamwork and management. Students will also learn how to develop resilience as the result of well-being.

Recommended Literature

Michael Armstrong: Armstrong’s Handbook of Human Resource Management Pratice, 2009

Peter Boxal, John Purcell, Patrick Wright: The Oxford Handbook of Human Resource Management, 2008

Interim Assessment

Speech, Case studies, Assignments

Final Assessment


Aim of the Course

The learning goal of the course is to gain knowledge about the contemporary challenges to managing people and understanding the new concepts of future competence. Students will have the approach to resent evidence-based knowledge about skills need for future world of work. The course helps students to recognize the potential and barberries of performance in organization, by understanding principles of human behaviour in an organisation from the interdisciplinary perspective.

Course Contents

Challenges to competence for new world of labour
Communication models and persuasion
Creativity and change
Diversity and emotional agility
Feedback and coaching approach in management
Critical thinking and resilience


  1. Challenges to competence for new world of labour
  2. New generation of employees
  3. Diversity at workplace
  4. Communication models
  5. Motivation and persuasion
  6. Emotional agility
  7. Creativity and change
  8. Critical thinking
  9. Feedback and coaching approach in management
  10. Resilience