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Artificial Intelligence (AI): Making It Work

There are a multitude of Artificial Intelligence techniques. To realise AI’s full potential these require investment in the ‘first mile’ – acquiring and organising data – and the ‘last mile’ – integrating AI output into everyday work. But AI is only as effective as the human who works with it. Just adding AI tools does […]

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Looking through the crystal ball

In their 2017 “Global Workplace Trends” report, Sodexo explores 10 topics that are shaping how companies work, including business agility, design thinking, millennial workers, robotics and automation in the workplace and migration. It is our actions today that will determine whether we head towards massive displacement of workers or the emergence of new opportunities in the […]

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The digital imperative

Your employees are six times more likely to stay if you give them digital skill development opportunities. That might include machine learning that supports managers to grow their people. Paradoxically, for reasons of health and wellbeing, employees in France are now being given the “right to disconnect”. Technology supports us to learn and grow and […]

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Game-changing learning

Casual game play (with low barrier to entry, and enjoyed in short bursts), motivates and leads to better learning outcomes, as a result of increased alertness and concentration. Casual games come at a much lower cost than serious games (those designed for specific skills building). An in-workplace version of Pokemon Go wouldn’t be low cost, […]

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Pay attention to life stages rather than generational differences

People have similar needs at each life stage. So as we identify employees’ needs and desires we should pay more attention to life stage than ‘generation’. This applies to their day-to-day work, career aspirations, health, finances and learning. Young employees may want flexibility (as did their predecessors at that age). Working parents need a different […]

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