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Humans & Machines
Economist Intelligence Unit. Humans and machines: The role of people in technology-driven organisations.
Working environments that appear creative and support creativity are generally the ones that people aspire to be part of. They are also more likely to be successful. With computers increasingly able to take over mundane or laborious tasks, this type of agglomeration – whereby people and organisations surround themselves with similar individuals and businesses – could be the catalyst for more creative and productive working into the future.
Today's workforce is the most demanding yet. Staff expect their employer to offer sophisticated technology, optimised processes and new ways of working as standard. They also want their preference to work non-traditional office hours to be taken into account. This heightens the requirement for businesses to adopt a truly flexible approach to their people.
The way we work has been shaped throughout history by a number of factors, such as technology, economics, politics, and the environment. Organisations that stand the test of time are those that have successfully adapted to the ever changing nature of work. In an innovative new research programme sponsored by Ricoh Europe, the Economist Intelligence Unit sets out to identify the key trends that will shape the world of work in the next 10 to 15 years.