Have a great Thursday!
By Michael Grothaus. Fast Company.
Key quote: “First we stripped the agricultural sector of workers, and then we did the same to manufacturing. Now the machines are coming for the tertiary sector, and will begin to strip companies of their white-collar workers in the next decade.” Read the rest here.
By Christopher M. Barnes. Harvard Business Review
Key quote: “Although managers expect their employees to be at their best at all hours of the workday, it’s an unrealistic expectation. Employees may want to be their best at all hours, but their natural circadian rhythms will not always align with this desire.” Read the rest here.
By Kathy Caprino. Forbes.
Key quote: “For most of us, there were glaring signs and clues of our essential happiest selves in our teen and young adult years, and even earlier. Even if your parents suppressed your gifts and talents, you knew and felt they were there.” Read the rest here.
By Zack Kanter. Quartz.
Key quote: “Autonomous cars will be commonplace by 2025 and have a near monopoly by 2030, and the sweeping change they bring will eclipse every other innovation our society has experienced. They will cause unprecedented job loss and a fundamental restructuring of our economy, solve large portions of our environmental problems, prevent tens of thousands of deaths per year, save millions of hours with increased productivity, and create entire new industries that we cannot even imagine from our current vantage point.” Read the rest here.
By Christin Bader. The Atlantic.
Key quote: “Bringing in those bright young people who will help a business change course for the better is a key role of human resources. But what can and should the role of HR be in driving positive change after staff show up?” Read the rest here.
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