The future of work: Can you answer these strategic questions?
The work and automation decisions leaders are making today are creating patterns that will define an organization’s future position as the revolution evolves.
The debate about the future of work, and its social and organizational implications, is now a constant drumbeat. For years now, economic research and future forecasts have debated questions such as how many regular full-time jobs will be done by non-employees and how many jobs will replace humans with automation. Many organization leaders acknowledge these questions, but their primary focus is on the specific opportunities and challenges they face right now. They focus on whether to expand their talent acquisition options to include contractors and gig workers in specific jobs. They focus on how to implement new technologies like artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning, chatbots and robots; how those new technologies may displace their workers, and how best to reskill or transition the workers who are affected.