We are misunderstanding the potential of AI and robotics. Instead of asking “which jobs will be replaced by machines?” we need to learn which elements of work are best automated, and which need human skills, judgment and subtlety.
In his book Reinventing Jobs: A Four-Step Approach for Applying Automation to Work: Ravin Jesuthasan, along with his coauthor John W. Boudreau, have developed a practical framework to tackle these questions. Based on groundbreaking primary research, Reinventing Jobs provides an original, structured approach for creating optimal human-machine combinations which include these four steps–Deconstruct, Optimize, Automate, and Reconfigure—to help leaders create optimal human-machine combinations. With numerous examples and tools, leaders will be able to plan and apply much more effectively work automation where it really benefits the organisation and people within it.
Ravin Jesuthasan is Managing Director at Willis Towers Watson and an expert on the future of work, human capital, and the automation of work. He is a rmember of World Economic Forum’s Steering Committee on Work and Employment. He has been recognized as one of the top 25 most influential consultants in the world and has authored more than eighty articles.
‘Reinventing Jobs cuts through all the hype and hysteria and shows leaders how to apply automation and artificial intelligence in their organisations. Jesuthasan and Boudreau are clear-eyed guides every organisation needs to track their way through the future of work. Daniel H. Pink , author of When: The Scientific Secrets of Perfect Timing (2018).