The labor market, and the workplace, are facing unprecedented change. While robots and AI are creating these changes, they are also potentially HR’s best friend in coping with change.
Martin Ford’s classic “Rise of the Robots: Technology and the Threat of a Jobless Future” from 2015 is symptomatic for the tone of much public discussion about technology and jobs. Every so often, a globally renowned consultancy publishes research describing the disruptive changes we face in the workplace resulting from new technology. AI and advanced software will transform jobs at a scale we struggle to grasp, and this change affects manual and administrative work as well as knowledge work and complex problem solving.