Achieving human excellence in the age of smart machines

How can human talent stay relevant in the face of evolving machine learning technologies? As more and more knowledge work becomes automated over the coming years, how will it shift our thinking around human intelligence and skills? Between 1997 and 2007, industrial robots were responsible for the loss of up to 670,000 U.S. manufacturing jobs….

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What does human vs. machine intelligence mean for work?

As new technologies are used to boost performance, measure outcomes and control the proper execution of company processes, how can humans find a sense of meaning in their work? Does the automation of the workplace signal the end of the dominance of human intelligence, which will now play second fiddle to pure analytical thinking? This…

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Culture change, personalized team management and AI… These topics and more are covered in our selection of this month’s 5-not-to-miss articles!

Here are five articles that stood out this month for their originality, relevance, and/or analysis. Happy reading!   Organization “Getting to the critical few behaviors that can drive cultural change” (Strategy+Business) Culture change can feel like a insurmountable challenge, partly because what determines culture — how and what the people within an organization do on…

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Participate in a survey on the use of social networks in your company for the Center for the Future of Organization 

Dear lecteurs, The Center for the Future of Organization at the Peter F. Drucker School of Management is conducting a global project that investigates how companies and their leaders leverage social technologies for their business processes, especially in large and complex organizations. The OSML Global Index® will provide tangible metrics that allow companies to assess…

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Three global HR and leadership trends for 2017

As 2017 really gets going, we identify three over-arching, interrelated trends that will shape the direction of HR and leadership around the world this year.   1. Data analytics and machine learning technologies will become more fully integrated into work processes. Forward-thinking companies like Google already use people analytics as the foundational building block of…

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Problems you’ll face in the future thanks to robotics, genomics, and big data

Displaced workers, designer babies, the death of privacy and proliferation of cybercrime… How will you and your business respond to a few of the most problematic issues that the industries of the future are going to raise? “For most of the world’s 7.2 billion people, innovation and globalization have created opportunity the likes of which…

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Three leaders at the vanguard of the next economy

To see what leaders at the vanguard of the next economy are doing, we look to Foxconn’s CEO, one of the world’s biggest investors in robotics; to the leader of PGDx, a cancer genomics startup; and to the CEO of MFS Africa, a Pan-African FinTech company.   Dr. Luis Diaz fights cancer with revolutionary genomic…

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The next economy: A new wave of innovation is on its way

Famed American technology policy expert Alec Ross presents a panorama of the most important innovations set to drive economic and societal change for the years to come. 2017 will mark the eighth anniversary of Uber’s founding and the 20th anniversary of the victory of the chess-playing computer Deep Blue against the world’s reigning human champion,…

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The animation of communities of leaders: a key expertise of Business Digest

While a community of leaders may be built according to the same the process as that of any other type of digital community, there are also unique specifi cations to consider. A community of leaders will not come together spontaneously. It is critical to found the community on key business and organizational concerns, using a…

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How can you optimize the impact of digital communities?

Seamless collaborations across internal and geographic boundaries. A flatter, more agile, and innovative organization. A deeper sense of connection and cohesion around organizational purpose and mission. What does it take for online communities to become effective means to such worthwhile ends? Despite their much-celebrated potential, companies continue to struggle to get internal online communities off…

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