Future of Work and Organisations

By Andy Spence | Including people management, technology, demographics, workplace and rethinking organisations - all with an added dose of randomness.

Uber Shows How Not to Apply Behavioral Economics

A recent New York Times article on how Uber is using various insights from behavioral economics to push, or nudge, its drivers to pick up more fares — sometimes with little benefit to them — has generated quite a bit of criticism of Uber. It’s just one of several stories of late that have cast the …

Critical Thinking

Will Democracy Survive Big Data and Artificial Intelligence?

We are in the middle of a technological upheaval that will transform the way society is organized. We must make the right decisions now

Intelligence

How Will Blockchain Impact HR?

Of all the emerging technologies, blockchain is the least exciting as a technology, but potentially the most impactful on society. Blockchain doesn’t …

Bitcoin

The Corporate Implications of Longer Lives

References<p><b>1.</b> J. Oeppen and J.W. Vaupel, “Broken Limits to Life Expectancy,” Science 296, no. 5570 (May 10, 2002): 1029-1031.<p><b>2.</b> L. Gratton and A. …

Retirement

Twelve Forces That Will Radically Change How Organizations Work: The New New Way of Working

Related Expertise People & Organization,<p>The <i>New</i> New Way of Working<p>, Susanne Dyrchs,<p>Contact the Authors<p>Senior Partner & Managing Director<p>Susanne …

March 27

How to Thrive — and Survive — in a World of AI Disruption

The challenge we face today is not a “world without work” but a world with rapidly changing work.<p>The pace of progress in AI and machine learning is …

H&R Block

The next-generation operating model for the digital world

Companies need to increase revenues, lower costs, and delight customers. Doing that requires reinventing the operating model.<p><b>Companies know</b> where …

Here are 50 Companies Leading the AI Revolution

We know that artificial intelligence will soon reshape our world. But which companies will lead the way? To help ­answer that question, research firm …

How AI Is Changing The Way Companies Are Organized

Artificial intelligence tools are only beginning to penetrate the workplace, but are causing leaders to rethink how their businesses run.<p>Artificial Intelligence may still be in its infancy, but it’s already forcing leadership teams around the world to reconsider some of their core …

Artificial Intelligence

Samsung Ideas for Work

employees think using the right mobile tech has a positive impact on company performance<p>There is a clear danger that technology is running ahead of …

Samsung

Here's how IoT is transforming 6 different industries

From agriculture to retail, the Internet of Things (IoT) is changing how companies in many industries do business.<p>This is more evident than ever at the IoT Solutions World Congress, which kicked off in Barcelona, Spain on Tuesday.<p>Industry experts from all sectors are at the event showcasing how …

trendwatching.com | 5 TRENDS FOR 2017 | Consumer Trend Briefing | Nov 2016

5 actionable, delight-inducing trends to run with NOW.Read the 5 Trends for 2017 Consumer Trend Briefing from trendwatching.com »

13 Predictions on Artificial Intelligence

We have discussed some AI topics in the previous posts, and it should seem now obvious the extraordinary disruptive impact AI had over the past few …

Artificial Intelligence

Waiting to make their move: Asia’s looming labour shortage

Waiting to make their moveAsia’s looming labour shortage<p>There is an obvious solution<p>print-edition iconFrom the print edition | Asia<p>Feb 11th 2017<p>THE …

The AI Threat Isn’t Skynet. It’s the End of the Middle Class

In February 1975, a group of geneticists gathered in a tiny town on the central coast of California to decide if their work would bring about the end …

Artificial Intelligence
Machine Learning

Smile, you're on camera, and it knows who you are

<b>Helen of Troy may have had a "face that launch'd a thousand ships", according to Christopher Marlowe, but these days her visage could launch a lot more besides.</b><p>She could open her bank account with it, authorise online payments, pass through airport security, or raise alarm bells as a potential …

Analytics

The Data That Turned the World Upside Down - Motherboard

<i>An earlier version of this story appeared in Das Magazin in December.</i><p>On November 9 at around 8.30 AM., Michal Kosinski woke up in the Hotel Sunnehus in Zurich. The 34-year-old researcher had come to give a lecture at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) about the dangers of Big Data and …

Censorship

2017 Global Workplace Trends by Sodexo

Organizations are seeking the holy grail of agility—speed plus stability—with an ultimate goal of responding to new conditions, all while keeping …

How to compete with robots in the age of artificial intelligence

Until recently, artificial intelligence (AI) was similar to nuclear fusion in unfulfilled promise. It had been around a long time but had not reached …

Artificial Intelligence

This is how robots will change the future of work

ManpowerGroup, one of the world's largest jobs companies, released a report detailing how the technological revolution is going to change the …

Robots

The promise of augmented reality

Replacing the real world with a virtual one is a neat trick. Combining the two could be more useful<p>SCIENCE fiction both predicts the future and …

Socially Sensitive AI Software Coaches Call-Center Workers

Customer-service reps are getting real-time coaching from software that has learned to detect problems in a conversation.<p>Next time you call customer …

Silicon Valley

Transitioning to the future of work and the workplace

Analysis<p>Embracing digital culture, tools, and approaches<p>A Deloitte survey (sponsored by Facebook) asked C-suite executives for their perspectives on …

Governance
Intelligence

Jos de Blok l Organisation without management l Meaning 2015

The 100-Year Life | London Business School

Preparing for the digital business transformation

Article<p>Aligning the organization for its digital future Findings from the 2016 digital business global executive study and research report<p>July 25, …