Future shocker

Allen, Andy
February 2009
People Management;2/26/2009, Vol. 15 Issue 5, p30
The article presents the views of futurologist Ian Pearson on the future of personnel management in Great Britain. He mentions that his work at BT involved examining telecommunication technologies and predicting how many markets they would generate in the future. Pearson claims that the development of computer artificial intelligence would lead to the automation of administrative tasks. He pointed out that middle managers would lose their jobs as an effect.


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