Tag Archives: jobs & work

Will organisational effectiveness be managed by AI?

I have just blogged about using a digital twin to manage organisational effective.  But I was sceptical about how data would be collected.  But it seems I was wrong – at least according to this fastcompany.com article.  The headline is … Continue reading

Posted in Chap 10 Workforce and technology | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Shaping the Future of Advanced Manufacturing and Production

This is one of the World Economic Forum’s “platforms” (here).  It “brings together a diverse community of 130+ organizations from more than 22 industry sectors, governments, academic institutions and civil society, to accelerate inclusive technology while stimulating innovation, sustainability and … Continue reading

Posted in Chap 01 Introduction | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

How machines are changing the nature of work

PA Consulting have published a report “People and Machines“.  In it they identify the key applications of AI that are transforming work – advanced analytics, natural language processing, computer vision, robotics, speech recognition, and emotion recognition.  They go on to … Continue reading

Posted in Chap 10 Workforce and technology | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Emotional resilience and employee wellbeing

Robertsoncooper are a consulting firm whose mission is “to help business create more good days at work for their employees”.  They are a team of business psychologists whose work is focused around ’emotional resilience’ and ‘wellbeing’.  They have a YouTube … Continue reading

Posted in Chap 11 Projects and crises | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Operations Management and Human Resources

I have just been proof reading the chapter on ‘Managing the Workforce and Technology’ in the second edition of our book. Coincidently I came across this article by James Mabey, who is “Chief International Business Officer and Managing Director of … Continue reading

Posted in Chap 11 Projects and crises, Sector: Hospitality & Tourism | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Working in an AI world

Interesting article from Deloitte Insights – “The new division of labour” – which discusses what working in the i4.0 context means.  Their basic argument is that we have always regarded tools as ‘instruments’, whereas AI is an ‘actor’.  This means … Continue reading

Posted in Chap 11 Projects and crises | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

The Human+ Worker

Accenture argue that “all new jobs in the future” will require what they term “human+ workers” – that is to say digitally enabled workers.  Here’s their video on the subject.

Posted in Chap 11 Projects and crises | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Ethical supply chain practices

Apple has been recognised for its efforts to stop labour malpractices, including slavery, along its supply chain, as explained here.  It has adopted a number of initiatives: initiated robust audit procedures of suppliers placed bans on contractors who force employees … Continue reading

Posted in Chap 05 Supply chain, Chap 11 Projects and crises, Sector: Retail | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

How to make a motorbike every 18 seconds…

This video shows Hero Motorcycles mega factory in central India.

Posted in Chap 03 Processes and life cycles, Sector: Manufacturing | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Future jobs – how many and what kind?

I’ve blogged about this before, but McKinsey Global Institute have recently published this authoritative article that explores the future of work.  It summarises their report, “Jobs lost, jobs gained: Workforce transitions in a time of automation“.  This considers different scenarios up … Continue reading

Posted in Chap 11 Projects and crises | Tagged , | Leave a comment