Deep Dive: Managing through Disruption

Some suggest we are well into a fourth industrial revolution — a time of significant and fundamental shifts in the ways we create, manufacture, and consume goods and services. Serious questions abound regarding the degree to which artificial intelligence, automation, and online economies will level considerable and long-term dislocations to the global economy. Given the pace of technological adoption and change, are these shifts a threat to employment in the short term? Will companies be able to retrain workers, or find new ones, for the work ahead? How do we manage our organizations in times of potentially radical changes in the ways we work? Is the prospect of a jobless future real? This deep dive will explore the minds of economists, C-suite executives, and futurists in ways that will raise many questions, offer new insights, and leave you with a lot to think about.

Festival: 2017

Watch and Listen: Economy

In the US marketplace,11.6 million businesses are owned by women. Growth in this sector has increased by 114 percent... See more
Former treasury secretary Larry Summers has been vocal about his disagreements with the current direction of US... See more
Historically, globalization has been characterized by cross-border flows of resources and products. Financial exchanges... See more
The unemployment rate is at its lowest in decades and the economy is booming, yet millions of working families are... See more
Despite discussion of work-life balance, work is not something separate from our life, but integral to it. Good work is... See more
Most of us probably harbor preconceived notions about refugees. Maybe it’s a misunderstanding about what drove them... See more

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