future of work

Expert Argues that Fears of Automation are Overblown

For many people, the word “automation” conjures up dystopian scenes of humans versus machines. A future in which people set aside our differences to oppose the sleek, metallic products of our own engineering. Few but growth-minded business types get a warm-and-fuzzy feeling of optimism when the word “automation” comes up. And for good reason. There’s …

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Exploring health and well-being in 2019

The impact of technology disruptions is having a significant impact on Ireland’s business leaders Awareness of mental health and well-being has never been higher on the agenda for Irish businesses. More high-profile public figures, including business leaders, have begun to speak out about the mental health struggles they have faced, and many organisations now educate …

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Is flexibility and remote working really all it’s cracked up to be?

New research from Airtasker weighs up the pros and cons of remote working, after surveying more than 1,000 employees in the US. Productivity platform Airtasker recently published findings on its research into the benefits of remote working. It surveyed 1,004 full-time employees across the US, half of which complete their work outside of an office setting. …

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Colleges Should Be Building Bridges to Careers, Not Stranded Piers

In perhaps the greatest book in the English language, James Joyce’s “Ulysses,” following the famous rowdy opening where stately, plump Buck Mulligan taunts and tests the moody brooding Stephen Dedalus, Joyce cuts to a quieter moment in a classroom. Here, teacher Stephen Dedalus is asking his young students about the Greek general Pyrrhus. One student …

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AI Weekly: Automation in the workplace could disproportionately affect women

As AI and machine learning transform industries by automating much of the work currently done by humans, women’s careers will be disproportionately affected. That’s according to a McKinsey Global Institute report published earlier this year (“The future of women at work: Transitions in the age of automation“), which found that in the 10 economies (Canada, …

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Why a Digital Workplace is Considered to Be the Future of Work

In today’s digital world, work is no longer a physical place that we go to. Work is now location-agnostic and it can happen anytime and anywhere as long as you have a device connected to the internet and access to your business data. Every organization is now operating digitally, at least on some level, and …

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