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: Aspen Ideas 2017

Watch and Listen: Economy

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What are the factors that will affect economic growth? A distinguished panel of investors and business leaders are... See more
Billions of people around the world do not have access to inexpensive and reliable energy that is critical for economic... See more
Since 2009, the US unemployment rate has fallen from 10 percent to 4¼ percent, underpinned by steady job gains. Yet... See more
How do we ensure that everyone in society benefits from economic growth? How do we narrow income disparities between... See more
Wharton professor Adam Grant and inspirational teacher Simon Sinek come together for a lively discussion and debate.... See more

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