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Investing in People: Financial Impact of Human Resource Initiatives Third Edition

John Boudreau, Wayne Cascio, & Alexis Fink

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Reinventing Jobs

Reinventing Jobs: A 4-Step Approach for Applying Automation to Work

Ravin Jesuthasan, & John Boudreau

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Black Holes and White Spaces

Black Holes and White Spaces: Reimagining the Future of Work and HR with the CHREATE Project

John Boudreau, Carolyn Lavelle Rearick & Ian Ziskin

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The Intersection of Work, AI and Agile

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Speed and volume of change and work is putting pressure on HR leaders to keep pace with many at risk of falling behind.

In response, HR leaders are looking at how to incorporate technology and AI into HR to offload routine tasks while leaving more strategic work to the HR Business Partner.

So the key → Read More: The Intersection of Work, AI and Agile

To Optimize Work Automation, Get Beyond “Robots Taking Our Jobs”

Work automation is often framed in simple terms – how many jobs will new technology replace? On June 14, 2011, U.S. President Barack Obama stated that ATMs allowed businesses to “become much more efficient with a lot fewer workers.” Actually, the number of teller jobs increased with the number of ATMs. In 1985, the U.S. → Read More: To Optimize Work Automation, Get Beyond “Robots Taking Our Jobs”

The Impact of Automation on Jobs: A Conversation with John Boudreau

As a CIO, how do you lead in an increasingly automated and “boundaryless” world? John Boudreau, research director for USC’s Center for Effective Organizations and professor of management and organization at Marshall School of Business, talked to CIOs at Workday Rising about the importance of staying aware of the impact of automation on the workforce. → Read More: The Impact of Automation on Jobs: A Conversation with John Boudreau

Beyond Agile HR: Your Company Must Embrace Agile Work

This trend of “becoming” means organizations—and their talent departments—must be more agile. An Accenture report found that CEOs list becoming agile as their number three business priority. And to compete in this fast-changing world, says the report, “HR will fundamentally reshape itself so that the function becomes a critical driver of agility. In this role, → Read More: Beyond Agile HR: Your Company Must Embrace Agile Work

The Work of the Future

USC Viterbi managing editor Marc Ballon recently spoke to a panel of engineering, business and economic experts including, John Boudreau about how the gig economy, the rise of robots and the growing importance of entrepreneurial thinking are transforming the way we work.

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Thinking Through How Automation Will Affect Your Workforce

Today, executives have to cut through a lot of hype around automation. Leaders need a clear-eyed way to think about how these technologies will specifically affect their organizations. The right question isn’t which jobs are going to be replaced, but rather, what work will be redefined, and how? Based on our work with a number → Read More: Thinking Through How Automation Will Affect Your Workforce

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