Category Archives: Future of Work

Human Restored: Three steps to rehumanizing work through technology

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“The future belongs to a very different kind of person with a very different kind of mind — creators and empathizers, pattern recognizers and meaning makers. These…big picture thinkers will now reap society’s richest rewards and share its greatest joys.” … Continue reading →

Transforming with an agile mindset: 3 ways to succeed in a world of rapid change

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Keeping ahead of change in business is a consistent priority among CEOs around the world. Yet the pace of change continues to increase exponentially. It takes constant attention, a vivid imagination and informed insights to imagine the ways work will … Continue reading →

Reimagining the role of insurance underwriters

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Far from usurping the role of underwriters in insurance, digital innovation, automation and artificial intelligence (AI) could help free them up to focus on activities that can generate additional revenue and profits. Digital transformation continues to drive profound change within … Continue reading →

The Future of Work – Do you have a legacy mindset? (Part 2 in a series)

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While there is a lot of talk about robots replacing workers and artificial intelligence (AI) replacing human intelligence, we believe the emergence of new definitions of “work” and “workers” brings immense opportunity for organizations. In a sense, it’s what HR … Continue reading →

Ready for the next generation of HR service?

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Delivering HR services to employees is like an ambulance. Not something that you think about every day, but essential when you need it. And much like an ambulance, HR services need to be responsive and proactive. Too often they’re neither … Continue reading →

A new model for the HR function of the future (Part 2 in series)

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In our last post, we discussed why breakthrough approaches are necessary for Human Resources to meet today’s changing workforce needs. Here, we discuss a new model that goes beyond traditional job constructs to integrate a broader array of stakeholders and … Continue reading →

Shaping the future of talent, rewards and work

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“The best way to predict your future is to create it.” – Peter Drucker. It’s a provocative statement: instead of waiting for the future to arrive, take a role in shaping it. (After all, once it’s here, it’s no longer … Continue reading →

Are threats of artificial intelligence-driven ‘job apocalypse’ overstated?

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Much of the media narrative on Artificial Intelligence (AI) revolves around fear. Like something out of The Terminator movie franchise, intelligent machines and robots are portrayed as an existential threat to human kind. Now many fear that automation and AI … Continue reading →

The HR function of the future (Part 1 in series)

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The urgent call came on a Friday night. Our CHRO client learned the agenda for their company’s executive offsite that Monday had shifted from business as usual to how the organization would transform in light of automation. Each leader must … Continue reading →

Embracing the Fourth Industrial Revolution: What HR can do to unlock talent and lead their workforce through digital transformation

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It’s time to radically retool human resources. Even the most visionary CHROs can struggle with how to do that. After all, the digitally and technology-driven Fourth Industrial Revolution is causing positive and powerful disruption in almost every industry across the … Continue reading →