Across the globe, employees are ahead of their managers in embracing rapidly changing labour markets. Here’s how to catch up.
That workers are largely ignorant of the havoc automation will wreak on the labour market is a widely held opinion among executives. But they’re wrong. According to research conducted by Harvard Business School and the Boston Consulting Group’s Henderson Institute, employees are in fact ready for, and largely positive about, change.
Writing for Harvard Business Review, Joseph B Fuller, Judith K Wallenstein, Manjari Raman and Alice de Chalendar draw on the findings of a global survey of 11,000 workers and 6,500 managers. They show how business leaders can build on their employees’ positivity to successfully manage disruptive change.