The line manager is the taxi driver of the future
We are facing a time when machines will replace people for most of the jobs in the current economy.
The list of jobs at risk is endless: system operators, reporters, farmers, office clerks, data typists, taxi drivers, drivers in general, etc. etc. It has been estimated that in the next 20 years, almost 50% of the current US jobs will be at risk (Oxford research; Frey and Osborne).
During the last few decades, being a manager was the ultimate goal for many workers. If you were good in your job, you were rewarded by being promoted to the manager level. That is changing. Content skills, the ability to actually design or create things, are gaining value at the expense of management skills. This is due to technology [...]
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