Here’s How U.S. Workers And Employers Can Co-Design Workplace Tech
Automation is not coming for our jobs anytime soon, but it is coming for our tasks. Now is the time to focus on job quality. The co-design method helps ensure workplace technology benefits both workers and employers.
Automation is not coming for our jobs anytime soon, but it is coming for our tasks.
Automation that eliminates tasks rather than entire jobs, also called work “augmentation,” may keep workers from unemployment, but it either improves or deteriorate working conditions. There is no more appropriate time to ensure workplace technology improves job quality than now.
Despite worries about a recession, the labor market is still strong and employers struggle to fill vacancies. Job quality has entered the public lexicon. Major business organizations including the World Economic Forum and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce as well as the U.S. government have launched efforts to boost job quality including by improving pay, benefits, and working conditions.