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How to ensure your employees fail in the workplace of the future

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As artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning, robotics, and other intelligent technologies transform the workplace, enterprise employees are being told they must become highly adaptable and be committed to learning throughout their careers to ensure their relevance. Likewise, enterprise leaders are advised that success in the fast-moving digital economy relies on their ability to harness the […]

Predictive evaluations: Using AI to reward (or punish) employees for future performance

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Human resources professionals are (or soon will be) using artificial intelligence (AI) to recruit and interview job candidates, to measure an employee’s value, and to conduct performance assessments. The next step — which some companies are already taking — is to use AI to assess not past, but expected future performance. From Bloomberg‘s Rebecca Greenfield: Using […]

Six lessons in neurodiversity

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As competition for talented employees intensifies, some enterprises are now seeking to create increasingly neurodiverse workplaces with room for many different ways of thinking and processing information. From financial services firm JPMorgan Chase and automaker Ford to technology companies including Yahoo and Microsoft, corporate recruitment initiatives and learning programs are enabling people with neurological differences […]

Books to get for the digital executive left on your holiday shopping list

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It’s that time of year again – when many of us begin our mad scramble to find gifts for our friends, family members, bosses and co-workers that can still be delivered before December 25th. If one of people left on your shopping list happens to be a digital executive, well, you’re in luck. I highly […]

Can AI help workers break free of their cognitive shackles?

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One of the biggest challenges facing enterprises as artificial intelligence (AI) and other intelligent technologies invade the workplace is how to help employees adapt. For many workers, especially older ones, learning how to work with intelligent technologies — not just as tools but as collaborators — may be difficult. Then there are the employees who are […]

Six-figure tech jobs you can do in your pajamas

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One of the most enticing benefits enterprises can offer their employees is the opportunity to work from home. Working remotely provides employees with increased schedule flexibility, while also helping them avoid the cost and time spent commuting to and from an office. Couple that freedom with a high salary, and now you’re talking about a […]

Program managers, are you checking your critical success factors?

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Many of us monitor our steps using smartwatch to check our fitness levels. And coctors and nurses routinely check a patient’s heart rate and blood pressure as the first part of the consultation. But how often do we, as program and project managers, check the critical success factors of our projects? Not as much as […]

Digital green shoots: New opportunities arising from disruption

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There’s no getting around it: Technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning, robotics, and automatic will disrupt most or all industries in the next two decades. And disruption means specific jobs and even entire industries will go away. Whether future technologies will result in a net gain or loss of jobs has been a […]

Larger trends impacting business growth (for good and bad)

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In my most recent two posts, I discussed results of the World Economic Forum’s (WEF) 2018 Future of Jobs report. Well, guess what? I am not done! That’s because the WEF report is massive, and I can’t do it justice in one or two posts. While I’ve already covered 1) how the report predicts artificial […]

How to stay relevant in the future economy

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The World Economic Forum’s (WEF) 2018 Future of Jobs report is an exhaustive piece of research on how technology will impact the global economy and workforce over the next few years. As I wrote recently, the WEF report predicts the net effect of artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning, robots, algorithms, and automation on employment will […]