More Creativity Than Certainty at Work, and Other News

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  • Natalie Nixon talks to innovation strategist Heather McGowan about the future of work. “With the rise of the robots as a supplement or replacement to accomplishing work tasks, anything mentally or physically routine or predictable will be automated,” McGowan tells her. “Unless we shift dramatically back toward inclusion of creative pursuits, we are educating our people to compete with robots and not training and developing those skills that humans have generally performed better or to the exclusion of robots, such as pattern recognition.”
  • This week’s NYT Room for Debate column tackles whether or not companies can excel without making employees miserable.
  • AgilQuest‘s Agile Workplace Conference is next week in Washington — see you there?!
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