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The Tech-Augmented Workplace: 3 Views Into How AI Is Freeing Employees to Do the Work That Matters
“AI doesn’t replace employees, it augments them,” says A.G. Lambert, SVP of product strategy at SAP Concur. “When you remove the tedium of a job, it frees you to focus on the human side of your work.” Automated assistants are already reducing...
Stuck in the Past
New CEOs and other leaders transfer culture from their previous jobs and this can ‘blindside’ them into proposing obsolete solutions to new problems, says a study authored at Cambridge Judge Business School, published in the Academy of Management...
The Average Worker Spends 51 Percent of Each Workday on These 3 Unnecessary Tasks
There are thousands of books on time management, and thousands more on work/life balance, but almost all of them either nibble around the edge of the problems or pretend they don't exist. So, here's the straight skinny: The reason most people are...
Future workplaces should offer an improved ‘human experience’
Employers should think less about new technology and more about improving the “human experience” when considering the future of work, according to a workplace culture expert. Bruce Daisley, EMEA vice-president at Twitter, said organisations...
Struggling To Retain Millennials And Gen Z? Here Are 4 Reasons Why
If you’re struggling to retain Millennial and Gen Z employees, you’re not alone. Millennials and Gen Z are far more critical and demanding of their employers than previous generations. This is partially due to the current job market, where...
New State Laws Starting Oct. 1
Dozens of new laws went into effect today, including an increase in the minimum wage, an increase in the minimum age to purchase cigarettes, and also changes to laws around sexual harassment in the workplace and gun storage. Before it even...
Survey Looks At Popularity Of Wellness Benefits Among Employers, Staff
Companies are going beyond providing traditional health benefits to address employees' well-being, finds a survey from global staffing firm Robert Half. In research conducted for the Robert Half 2020 Salary Guides, most employers said they offer...
Was Your Database Hacked? Here's What to Do
In recent years, we’ve seen our public health systems shift from reactive mode to proactive – focusing on preventing illness rather than just responding to disease outbreaks when they happen. Cyber wellness is about taking preventive steps in...
Why Haven't More Firms Embraced Advisory Services?
The revenue opportunity in advisory work is huge, and it's more sustainable as a business. But the number of firms that have successfully achieved this holy grail is still very small: Arguably, only 5 to 15 percent have even come close). One...
A majority of CFOs believe the US will be in a recession within a year
Why is everyone so pessimistic? A survey of 225 chief financial officers by Duke University shows pessimism on the U.S. economy has been growing steadily this year, despite record low unemployment and a strong consumer. The quarterly Duke...
How to avoid being blindsided in M&A
In late 2018 Japan's Lixil Group announced that it had called off the €467 million ($535 million) sale of Permasteelisa, its 100%-owned Italian maker of curtain walls and interior systems, to China’s Grandland. The sale fell through primarily...
What digital transformation teaches finance leaders
Without a bell or intercom in sight, the doors of Roche’s Hong Kong office opened automatically. Two touch screens were waiting for visitors to input the names of the executives they planned to meet. In less than two minutes, Tin Ha, CPA...
Simple Technological Solutions to Help Business Owners Combat Fraud
Fraud, particularly internal theft, is a prevalent issue for many businesses. And unfortunately, if it’s not detected in time, it can put your company-owning clients out of business. But what are some of the root causes of this common issue, and...
CT designers rebuke data suggesting open offices are productivity killers
Many companies in recent years have pivoted to open floor plans within their offices, believing they boost recruitment, productivity and collaboration. But recent studies by Harvard Business School researchers suggest that isn’t necessarily...
Finance Needs People Who Work Well With Robots
Today, it’s not just humans competing for work in banking. Machines are becoming a threat to warm-blooded number crunchers worldwide. Indeed, almost one-third of financial-services jobs could be displaced by automation by the mid-2030s, according...

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