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Maverick* Research: Smaller and Human, Not Bigger and Automated, Will Define the Future and Re-employ People

Published: 30 September 2015

ID: G00291877

Analyst(s): Donna Fitzgerald


Process automation could eliminate almost 50% of today's jobs. Small actions and changes in thinking can smooth the transition to a future that embraces both humans and machines. (Maverick research deliberately exposes unconventional thinking and may not agree with Gartner's official positions.)

Table Of Contents


  • *Maverick Research
  • If the Job Situation Is Bad Now — It's Going to Get Much Worse Before It's Over
  • We Can Create a World for Both Humans and Machines
  • Make Value Creation Your Most Important Strategy
    • Machines Are Efficient — People Are Effective
    • Focus on the Emerging Networked Future
    • Focus on the Power of Teams
  • Cultivate Continuous Innovation, the Lifeblood of the Organization in the Digital Era
    • Foster Strong Entrepreneurial Orientation, Risk Tolerance and Social Capital
    • Design at Human Scale — Go Local and Go Personal
  • Adopt a New, Less Rigid Approach to Managing People and Work to Move Forward

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