Why a Robot Could be the Best Boss You've Ever Had

 

Designed with strong technical expertise and high intelligence, it’s not so far-fetched that the robots of the future could outperform human managers.

The good news for those hoping to automate leadership is that its scientific study is well-established.  Indeed, 100 years of academic research have enabled us to identify the key ingredients of leadership, so it is now possible to predict with a relatively high degree of accuracy whether someone will become a leader and how effectively they will lead if they get there. And once we are able to decode a phenomenon to break it down into its core components, then it is feasible to automate it.

In this blog, Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic, Chief Talent Scientist at ManpowerGroup, writes about how different components of leadership could be automated within the next few decades, allowing robot leaders to start entering the working environment and beginning to outperform bad (or even average) human leaders.

Read the full article on The Guardian website.

About the Author

Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic

As ManpowerGroup's Chief Talent Scientist, Dr. Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic is responsible for leading the Center of Excellence for Assessment and Analytics, developing data-driven solutions and insight to create new value for clients and candidates by driving predictable performance. A well-known international expert in business psychology, people analytics and talent management, Chamorro-Premuzic has written 10 books and over 150 scientific papers on the psychology of talent, leadership, innovation and AI.

More Content by Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic
Previous Article
What Millennial Employees Really Want
What Millennial Employees Really Want

The top ways employers can attract Millennials, based on research that shows what they value the most.

Next Article
5 Practical Ways to Strengthen Your Employer Brand
5 Practical Ways to Strengthen Your Employer Brand

Organizations can build their brand by focusing on the hiring experience – which has positive or negative r...

×

Get the Latest. Sign up for Our Newsletter

First Name - optional
Last Name - optional
I consent to receive email communications from ManpowerGroup.
By clicking this box, I agree that ManpowerGroup may use my personal information in accordance with the terms of its Privacy Policy for the purpose of providing me with marketing and promotional information.
I understand that I can unsubscribe at any time or execute my individual rights by following the steps described in the Privacy Policy.
Thank you!
Error - something went wrong!