Technology

Robots versus humans: the battle for leading the future of work

“Strengthening your leadership skills will help you navigate the new digital landscape”, says Wisework Partner and collaborative leadership expert Jeremy Lewis The digital revolution will not be televised Whether you are digitising post-sales customer support, introducing robotic process automation (RPA) into your back-office, or enabling customers to self-serve through online portals or apps on their phones, it is likely you are feeling some anxiety and stress from the ever-increasing exposure to digital technology on your business. Today’s leaders are expected…

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Business continuity and agile working

This is a guest blog from Wisework Associate, Graham Ramsey. It covers a topic that is highly relevant to today’s world of agile working. In this Blog on the subject of Business Continuity Management, or Organisational Resilience as it can also be referred to, I am going to share with you some of my knowledge and experience.  I have been involved in Business Continuity (BC) for 25 years across a range of industry sectors, operating as a permanent employee, contractor…

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Why are we all stressed out?

Stress has been described as the ‘Health Epidemic of the 21st Century’ by the World Health Organization and its effect on our emotional and physical health can be devastating. In a recent USA study, over 50% of individuals felt that stress negatively impacted work productivity. According to a CIPD survey in the UK, 38% of employees are under excessive pressure at least once a week and almost a third say they come home exhausted either often or always. Increased levels of…

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What happened to the life of leisure?

Today we see yet another report threatening that AI will replace our jobs. PWC estimate that around 30% of existing UK jobs could face automation over the next 15 years. The estimates may vary slightly by percentage and timescale, but they are all pointing in the same direction. This report is more positive than others, claiming that new AI-related technologies will boost productivity and generate additional jobs elsewhere in the economy. Along with this they warn that income inequality may rise.…

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