Digital Change

The Robots Are Coming

Excerpt from Introduction:

From self-driving cars to robot care workers, stories about machine learning and artificial intelligence seem to dominate every magazine and news website.

But the fact is, despite the ‘Tomorrow’s World’ speculation in some parts of the media, the impact of robotics owes a lot less to science fiction than it does to years of incremental development by business software engineers and IT system providers.

Nevertheless, misconceptions about robotics in the workplace persist. Among them, worries about wholesale job losses and the cost and practicality of implementing autonomous intelligent systems. In this article, we’ll look at the reality behind these and other issues surrounding robotic technology, and how the Public Sector can adapt and take advantage of the many benefits it offers.

The_Robots_Are_Coming.pdf (2.5 MB)


The Cultural Levers of Growth in the Digital Age

Managing organizational culture to drive digital transformation is no easy task. It requires more of everything: more planning, more flexibility and more empowerment for employees.

Even in the new millennium, as technology drives the fastest rate of change the business world has ever seen, businesses are still run by humans. Businesses don’t change. Humans change and then humans change the business. Prophet’s global research, led by our Organization & Culture practice, reveals the specific and most fundamental actions leaders must take to drive the human aspects of organizational transformation and to catalyse business growth in the Digital Age. We also uncovered five key cultural levers that will help accelerate change.

Prophet_Cultural_Growth_Levers_Report.pdf (1.3 MB)

Great topic Michelle. RPA (Robotic process automation), there is great variance to measuring success today so far for organizational automation. “Automating a bad process can make it worse” as mentioned in Gartner’s report who also state that 50% of US healthcare providers will invest in RPA over the next 3 years but not just as standalone systems.
Is there guidance in place on how to govern or evaluate their usage at this stage? So is it too early - yet?

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