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Opinion: How employees will thrive in the fourth industrial revolution
We have heard some short-term thinkers wax negatively about the fourth industrial revolution causing employee displacement by robots and artificial intelligence. They have little understanding of humans and technology reinforcing each other’s productivity.
Those industries early into the revolution will need all the humans they can get who accept and understand the changing world coming down the track. The change in the human social environment and the recognition of what robots and technologies need to be effective won’t just happen on its own – it needs smart people, at every level of organisations, from the shopfloor right the way up to the boardroom.
The laggard companies will be the ones creating redundancy problems; they may not survive as other countries take their markets. We need to be in the lead as we were in the first industrial revolution. We must avoid the out-of-date Luddite thinking and use the advances in industry to drive towards a Utopian social change. Finland, Switzerland, Sweden…
Budget-Friendly Tips To Boost Employee Happiness
Chances are, a lot of your employees aren’t happy at work. According to a recent Gallup survey, as summarized by CBS Moneywatch, of America’s 100 million full-time employees, 51% aren’t engaged at work – meaning they feel no real connection to their jobs and tend to do the bare minimum. Another 16% reported being “actively disengaged,” meaning they resent their jobs and tend to drag down office morale as a result.
A separate study by Gallup and the Queens School of Business shared insight on the costly effects of these disengaged employees. They found that disengaged workers had 37% higher levels of absenteeism, 49% more accidents…