In the early days of digital, technological advances were associated primarily with efficiency. Taking human intervention out of work and replacing it with automation and changing the very foundations of how work is performed. Now, with advances in collaboration and social media, digital is transforming work again. Breaking down traditional boundaries. Supporting the reorganisation of work into open ecosystems to enable greater collaboration. Radically augmenting brain and brawn to enhance both the cognitive and collaborative side of work as well as the physical possibilities of human beings. Democratising how work is conducted and forever changing our ideas of how an organisation should be run from every level of the organisation all the way to the top.
In short, this new wave of technology is far from dehumanising. In fact, it’s precisely what will make work radically more human: more tailored to individual strengths, more flexible and portable, more collaborative and more meaningful to employees throughout the organisation.