Are robots replacing managers?

This is an introspective article that comes at automation from a different angle. We have mostly heard of robots replacing jobs that are boring, dangerous, or repetitive. This article shows that a piece of software called Orchestra is able to corral contract employees, mainly freelancers, size up their specialty, hire them for the duration of the project, and then be able to provide feedback on these workers.

One quote I thought was especially appropriate was, “Leaders can oversee as many as 20 projects at a time, offering guidance to their team, recommending bonuses to people who are doing well, coaching, training and jumping in when an issue is escalated,” he wrote in a recent blog post on LinkedIn. “Companies are then able to hire an entire team of freelancers to manage a project, knowing that there is a hierarchical structure in place to support them.”

Sounds a bit futuristic, but it is here now. Enjoy!

Quote for the Day from Kahlil Gibran:

“Work is love made visible.

And if you cannot work with love but only with distaste, it is better that you should leave your work and sit at the gate of the temple and take alms of those who work with joy.

For if you bake bread with indifference, you bake a bitter bread that feeds but half man’s hunger.

And if you grudge the crushing of the grapes, your grudge distills a poison in the wine.

And if you sing though as angels, and love not the singing, you muffle man’s ears to the voices of the day and the voices of the night.

All work is empty save when there is love;

And when you work with love you bind yourself to yourself, and to one another, and to God.”

Robots are replacing managers, too

 

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