Four Ways Jobs Will Respond to Automation

The level of threat to a given profession depends on two factors: the type of value provided and how it’s delivered.

There is no question that automation is changing the nature of work. But are the robots really coming for your job?

One of the most popular narratives is that low-paying jobs are doomed, while college-educated professions will remain largely untouched. Analysts often focus on wages and education as the primary predictors of job evolution, along with organizations’ potential to increase efficiency and reduce costs by changing or cutting jobs. But our research points to a more nuanced explanation.

A review of the academic literature and public ...

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