Work Futures Weekly | Invisible and Unspoken

| The Problem With Automation | Diversity Training Doesn't Work | Decision Making Mess | A Crisis of Unknowing |

Stories

The problem with automation | Steve LeVine reports on several papers from economists Daron Acemoglu and Pascual Restrepo that disrupt the smug assumption that AI and robots will create more jobs than they destroy

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Does Diversity Training Work the Way It’s Supposed To? | Adam Grant and colleagues looked into that, and found that no, it doesn’t.

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Untangling your organization’s decision making | McKinsey looked into about decision making in organizations: 72% of senior execs said they thought bad strategic decisions were about as frequent as good, or were the prevailing norm.

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A Year of Not Knowing | Jane Watson hasn’t been writing much (our loss), due to what she calls a ‘crisis of unknowing’. However, she’s been reading and offers a review of Art Kleiner's 'The Age of Heretics'


Quote of the Week

We order our lives with barely held stories. As if we have been lost in a confusing landscape, gathering what was invisible and unspoken.

| Michael Ondaatje, Warlight


Elsewhere

On Emergent Leadership | Stowe Boyd | What are senior executives afraid of? Loosening the reins.

Instacart’s Broken Flywheel | Stowe Boyd | A two-sided marketplace turns out to be multi-sided, and that makes a big difference.