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Report on occupations and automation from the UK

automation.pngLast week, I wrote a post about the likely decline of the middle management role. Recently, from the UK comes a study that states of 702 defined occupations in the US nearly 50% are at risk from automation. A blog from the London School of Economics and Political Science titled: Improving technology now means that nearly 50 percent of occupations in the US are under threat of c...provides some additional graphs and analysis to illustrate the likely situation.


This work is similar to that done by Erik Brynjolfsson and Andrew McAfee from the MIT Center for Digtial Business, a few years back titled: Race against the Machinediscussing if automation is hurting job growth.


Gary Reber of For Economic Justice wrote a related post titled: How To Reverse The Increasing Reliance Of Low-Wage Workers On Billions In Aid And Restore Economic G...focused on how our perspectives of employment may need to change.


When I think about the service futures, it is clear that the signs are there that change is coming. There is much that organizations can do to get the change they desire but they need to take a holistic view of the business goals, employees and the appetite for change. An example from the past to contemplate is the story about why Henry Ford decided to change how his workers were paid

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