Thursday, March 7, 2024

g-f(2)2054 The Future of Work: Humans and AI, a Powerful Partnership

 


genioux Fact post by Fernando Machuca and Bard (Gemini)


Introduction: 


The rise of generative AI is transforming the way we work. While some fear job displacement, the reality is far more promising. Generative AI has the potential to augment human capabilities, making us more productive and efficient. But navigating this change requires a proactive approach. This post explores how organizations can leverage generative AI to empower their workforce and unlock its full potential.



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"Generative AI is a tool to boost human potential, not replace it." — Fernando Machuca and Bard (Gemini)



genioux Foundational Fact:  


Many organizations are still in the early stages of exploring generative AI.  The key to success lies in adopting AI responsibly, focusing on how it can enhance human skills rather than eliminate jobs.



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  1. Generative AI's impact should be viewed at the task level, aiming to augment specific tasks within a job.
  2. Studies show generative AI can significantly boost productivity, especially for lower and mid-level roles.
  3. Generative AI is a top priority for many CEOs, with organizations actively experimenting with the technology.
  4. New roles like Head of Generative AI are emerging to manage strategy and integration of AI into the workforce.
  5. Experiments are underway applying generative AI to training and development, knowledge management, and improving work processes.
  6. As with past technological advancements, generative AI will create opportunities for those who upskill and challenges for those who don't adapt.
  7. While AI excels at speed and scale, humans bring vital skills like judgment, creativity, and emotional intelligence.
  8. The increasing capabilities of AI in creative tasks raise questions about the future of work and the role of human creativity.
  9. Organizations need to identify the right questions, develop a positive change narrative, and measure the impact of AI on productivity.
  10. Proactive leadership that harnesses AI's potential ethically and empowers the workforce will be crucial for navigating the AI revolution.






Conclusion


Generative AI offers a transformative opportunity to improve work and empower employees. By focusing on augmentation and fostering a culture of continuous learning, organizations can harness the power of AI to create a more productive and fulfilling future for their workforce.



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genioux facts”: The online program on "MASTERING THE BIG PICTURE OF THE DIGITAL AGE”, g-f(2)2052 Augment, Not Replace: Navigating the Generative AI Revolution in the WorkforceFernando Machuca and ClaudeMarch 7, 2024, Genioux.com Corporation.



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What AI Means for Human CapitalMIT Sloan Management Review, YouTube channel, March 4, 2024.


Leaders are deeply uncertain about AI’s consequences for work and the workforce. As organizations experiment with the technology and consider how they can most productively and profitably use it, they are discovering new terrain and uncovering new questions. Human capital expert Lynda Gratton explores the way forward in an interactive webinar where she shares her own findings and engages with the audience to learn what issues are arising for organizations and workers.





Lynda Gratton


Lynda Gratton is a British organizational theorist, consultant, and Professor of Management Practice at London Business School¹. She is also the founder of HSM Advisory, known for her work on organisational behaviour¹. Gratton started her career at British Airways as Chief Psychologist, later moving to the management consultancy firm PA Consulting Group¹. 


In 2005, she founded HSM Advisory, a specialist research and consulting team that bridges academia and business¹. She has worked with many of the world's biggest companies, including Vodafone, Shell, and Unilever¹. Gratton is a Fellow of the World Economic Forum and has chaired the WEF Council on Leadership¹.


She is the author of several books, including "The 100-Year Life: Living and Working in an Age of Longevity", which was shortlisted for the 2016 Financial Times and McKinsey Business Book of the Year Award¹. Her work focuses on how to place employees in the context of a business with all its competing attractions, and how organisations should understand and empower staff¹..


Source: Conversation with Bing, 3/7/2024

(1) Lynda Gratton - Wikipedia. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lynda_Gratton.

(2) Lynda Gratton. https://lyndagratton.com/.

(3) Lynda Gratton - Inspiring and Engaging Leadership Speaker. https://www.speakersassociates.com/speaker/lynda-gratton/.

(4) Lynda Gratton | How Leaders Face the Future of Work. https://sloanreview.mit.edu/article/how-leaders-face-the-future-of-work/.

(5) Getty Images. https://www.gettyimages.com/detail/news-photo/lynda-gratton-author-of-the-sh-ft-talks-about-management-news-photo/1125259038.






Claude's Summary


The webinar, hosted by Lynda Gratton from London Business School, explores how organizations approach the rise of generative AI and its implications for work and the workforce. Gratton shares insights from her research and conversations with corporate leaders, highlighting both the potential productivity gains and the need to ensure that workers augment rather than diminish their skills in the process.


Gratton begins by discussing the democratization of AI and its potential to change the trajectory of work. She emphasizes the importance of viewing AI's impact at the task level rather than the job level, with the goal of augmentation over substitution. Early studies show that generative AI can significantly boost productivity, especially for lower and mid-level performers.


Polls conducted during the webinar reveal that generative AI is already a CEO priority for nearly half of respondent organizations, with most in the early stages of awareness, exploration, and low-stakes experiments. Emerging roles like Head of Generative AI are blending strategy, collaboration, identifying high-impact cases, and integration.


Experiments are underway applying generative AI to talent development, knowledge management, and changing how work is done. However, Gratton cautions that as with past technologies, generative AI will likely create winners who upskill and losers who are displaced if unsupported. Organizational trust and change management will shape individuals' emotional, cognitive, and behavioral responses to AI.


While generative AI can execute tasks faster and more broadly, Gratton emphasizes that humans excel at contextual knowledge, memory, and envisioning the future. As AI increasingly achieves creativity, it raises fundamental questions about the pleasure and meaning of work.


Gratton concludes by highlighting critical priorities for organizations navigating the AI revolution, including identifying the right questions, shaping a change narrative, running experiments, and pinpointing productivity boosts. Ultimately, proactive leadership that harnesses AI's potential to augment human capabilities, upholds ethics and empowerment and crafts a compelling vision will be essential to navigate the transformational journey ahead.



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