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…but automation doesn’t have to be scary. In fact, automating a job can result in more of those jobs. Studies have noted that there’s often a positive relationship between new technology and rising employment. Automation may even solve the problem of declining global productivity. ✦

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  • Automation provides great opportunities to unlock untapped value that people can bring to business and society.

    Organisations and communities need to bring holistic strategies that cover not only the technology, but the Change Management to manage the education and anxiety that this change brings.

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    Automation provides great opportunities to unlock untapped value that people can bring to business and society.

    Organisations and communities need to bring holistic strategies that cover not only the technology, but the Change Management to manage the education and anxiety that this change brings.

    Mindset, openness, transparency and leadership are all essential to take societies forward to leverage automation.

  • It’s fascinating that this conversation seems to always revolve around will automation replace jobs or create more? Why do we never talk about the other possibility, that automation might one day replace the ~need~ for jobs as we currently understand them in a capitalist context? Peter Kropotkin’s “The

    It’s fascinating that this conversation seems to always revolve around will automation replace jobs or create more? Why do we never talk about the other possibility, that automation might one day replace the ~need~ for jobs as we currently understand them in a capitalist context? Peter Kropotkin’s “The Conquest of Bread” makes a pretty interesting point that automation might free us from the drudgery of mechanical, repetitive, and uninspiring work, so that we might have more time to devote to play, or the act of creative and fulfilling “work.” Obviously current political and economic structures might make that reality a difficult one, but should it not at least be on the table? That one day automation might allow every single one of us to live more equitable, more empowered, more examined lives?

  • Automation will free people from mundane, process heavy functions, opening up opportunities to do more fulfilling purpose-driven roles. Businesses that plan to automate certain functions, however, need a game plan to up-skill and retrain affected employees rather than make them redundant. Otherwise unemployment

    Automation will free people from mundane, process heavy functions, opening up opportunities to do more fulfilling purpose-driven roles. Businesses that plan to automate certain functions, however, need a game plan to up-skill and retrain affected employees rather than make them redundant. Otherwise unemployment as a result of automation could become a real problem everywhere, especially in poorer countries.

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