Future of Work and Organisations

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

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 …

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 …

Internet of Things

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 …

China

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 …

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 …

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 …

Personality

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 …

The Workplace

In the age of artificial intelligence, here's how we can compete

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

Here's how robots are going to change employment

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 …

Augmented Reality

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 …

Artificial Intelligence

Retailers Turn to Silicon Valley to Lure Customers

In the age of Amazon.com Inc., other retailers are scrambling to find a way to keep consumers shopping on their sites and in stores.<p>The trick? Personalization, via data and tech.<p>Sunglass Hut is employing deep learning and image-recognition technology from San Francisco-based Sentient Technologies …

Silicon Valley

Transitioning to the future of work and the workplace

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

Management

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, …

a new business ideology

<i>“Ideas lead technology. Technology leads organizations. Organizations lead institutions. Then ideology brings up the rear, lagging all the</i> …

Connectivism

Why Stephen Hawking Is Wrong About Artificial Intelligence

Artificial intelligence is a long way from perfect, but gut reactions and fear won't lead to true innovation.<p>Theoretical physicist and author Stephen Hawking recently said that "artificial intelligence could be the greatest disaster in human history, unless humans learn to mitigate the risks …

Artificial Intelligence

The art of forecasting in the age of artificial intelligence

Article<p>Minds and machines: The art of forecasting in the age of artificial intelligence Deloitte Review issue 19<p>July 25, 2016<p>The human/artificial …

Trust: does it impact team performance… or not?

How many teams are you part of right now? Probably at least one, maybe quite a few. How much time do you spend thinking about and working to build …

Psychology

The Simple Economics of Machine Intelligence

The year 1995 was heralded as the beginning of the “New Economy.” Digital communication was set to upend markets and <i>change everything</i>. But economists by and large didn’t buy into the hype. It wasn’t that we didn’t recognize that something changed. It was that we recognized that the old economics …

Computer Science

China wants to give all of its citizens a score – and those who fall short will be denied basic privileges

Imagine a world where an authoritarian government monitors everything you do, amasses huge amounts of data on almost every interaction you make, and …

The Future of Work

It is an innocent game that we all enjoyed, even if we didn’t win. There is something primal about the whittling process of musical chairs that …

The Art of Embracing Commoditization

China’s economic slowdown has led to overcapacity in many sectors and a significant fall in the prices of many commodities. Although many businesses …

7 Challenges that People Analytics Must Overcome

7 Challenges that People Analytics Must OvercomeI am excited about the role People Analytics will play in transforming organisations. I have seen …

Analytics