On being human
In this issue of Think:Act magazine we examine in detail what it means to be human in our complex and fast changing world now and in the days to come.
Major advances in technology, globalization and demographics are changing our world. As robots and artificial intelligence enter further into spaces traditionally the domain of humans, people are getting insecure about their future. What role will humans play in our changing world? How will their workplaces and job roles change? Will they retain their relevance in a technology-centric world? Four experts from different fields come up with the first answers on what it will mean to be human in our highly dynamic world.
Organizational behavior expert Jeffrey Pfeffer argues that today's work practices are turning organizations into death traps and if you are caught in such a workplace, you better free yourself quickly.
The full interview is only available in the online version of Think:Act magazine.
Automation promises a high degree of comfort, but it also threatens to degrade human skills. We must be aware of the danger of de-skilling and letting our mental muscles shrivel up.