Vanishing Point

Is Smart Technology Undermining the Role of the Human Worker?

Posted by Dave Baber

July 12, 2017 at 1:00 PM

Over the course of the past few months, we’ve given blog space to an increasingly pervasive question: as innovations in smart technology reshape the organization and competitive marketplace, how is the role of the human worker changing? Secondarily, what new skills do leaders need to hire for and nurture to address immediate challenges and opportunities, and build a resilient, future-focused organization?

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Take Care of Your People if You Want Your Organization to Thrive

Posted by Chris Gros

March 29, 2017 at 7:57 AM

Let me paint a scenario of contradictions. Most of us know that the leading cause of death in America is heart disease, caused by obesity, stress, and other factors related to a sedentary lifestyle.[1] Yet we are sitting, working longer hours than ever before. ‘Progressive’ companies are exploring ways to build and scale cultures that free people from the tethers of a traditional office-based environment. Yet we are connected 24-hours a day, seven days a week, enabling us to work anytime, anywhere – and we do. We have watches that measure every step we take, access to healthcare through a video chat on our phones, and applications that can count every calorie we eat. Yet when it comes to health, the United States is in a downward spiral.

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