Weekend takeaway: How to navigate the future of work
The humanoid robot Pepper from SoftBank Group at an IBM stand during CeBIT. Image: Flowgraph/Shutterstock

Weekend takeaway: How to navigate the future of work

13 Oct 2017265 Views

Freaked out about robots taking your job? Look no further: everything you need to know about the automated future of work is right here.

1. 10 things you need to know about the future of work

To complete a week focusing on the future of work, we’ve rounded up the essential information you need to know.

2. IBM Ireland’s Sinead Scully: ‘To win in the future of work, data matters’

Sinead Scully is the director of enterprise business at IBM Ireland. Here, she talks about the important role data will play in the future of work.

3. Wrike’s Patricia DuChene: ‘Update meetings and email are becoming redundant’

Everyone should be on the same page, says Wrike’s EMEA chief.

4. In a robot revolution, embrace your humanity and curiosity about the future

At Inspirefest 2017, Monica Parker explained that adapting to and embracing change is not only beneficial, but necessary to navigate an ever-changing workforce.

5. Inside Accenture’s experimental office space at The Dock

At The Dock, Accenture has developed a purpose-built space devoted to improving the employee experience with technology, design and a touch of experimentation.

6. HR Tech World’s Marc Coleman: ‘The future of work hangs in the balance’

The Irish man behind the world’s most influential HR tech conference says the future of work can either be like Star Trek or it could go the way of Mad Max.

7. What will my office look like in the future of work?

Many are pondering the stability of their jobs and how AI will affect their day-to-day work. But what about the office in which you will work?

8. Developing countries left behind by automation, research suggests

A substantial amount of jobs in developing countries are at risk of automation.

9. What will automation really mean for the jobs market of the future?

What will happen to jobs as we know them when automation comes to the fore?

10. Now is the time to bring humanity back to the workplace

With a renewed focus on how our working environment can affect our health, the time has come to rethink the workplace with humans at its heart.

The humanoid robot Pepper from SoftBank Group at an IBM stand during CeBIT. Image: Flowgraph/Shutterstock

John Kennedy
By John Kennedy

Editor John Kennedy is an award-winning technology journalist. He joined Silicon Republic in 2002 to become the fulcrum of the company’s news service He was recipient of the Irish Internet Association’s NetVisionary Technology Journalist Award 2005 and Siliconrepublic.com has been awarded ‘Best Technology Site’ at the Irish Web Awards seven times. In 2011 he received the David Manley Award commending him for his dedication to covering entrepreneurs. His interests include all things technological, music, movies, reading, history, gaming and losing the occasional game of poker.

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