by Jim Meredith
John Hagel raises some interesting considerations in this short video commentary on the excellent book, The Race Against the Machine. I’ve pulled this quote –
I think that the real reason that we have such an issue in terms of unemployment and job loss through automation is that we’ve crafted these jobs exactly so that they would be vulnerable to automation. We’ve put kind of a bull’s eye target on workers around the United States and around the world and said, “Come after me. Shoot me. I’m the target for automation.” Technology’s not the root cause. Technology is simply going after the target that’s been put on the screen.
The root cause is how we’ve defined work in companies and that the opportunity now is to step back and say, “Is that the way we need work to be done?” One of the issues is this formula…
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