As the team have just completed one long term project with a major client and we grow our work with new clients, we are as focused as any small business on the future of work.
But our sense is that disruption in the form of automation is still only in its early years, and that the future of work will always require human input. And while automation may cause a gradual decline in low-skilled workers in coming years, as well as an impingement on high-skilled work, there is a small window for firms to get up to speed on automation-driven change.
Of course there is still an opportunity to disrupt the future of work, for yourself, or for your firm. Most important is to ensure that the work you do maximises the technologies available, and that creativity and relationships are central to your role. The use of technology should free you up to spend more time creating and engaging, and will allow for greater efficiencies in decision support, reporting, transactions and project management. And of course, technology can help solve enduring problems in a firm. All of this requires detailed understanding of change in order to ensure successful transition.
To disrupt the future of work, it’s not a matter of resisting technology, but embracing it. And then finding the best change pathway to suit your needs.