Progress is Our Product

​The conditions of work have changed dramatically in the first quarter of the 21st century. These changes relate not only to how people carry out work, but to the ever evolving expectations humans have about work life, human growth, contribution and sustainability.

 

This in part may be what inspired renowned futurist, Ray Kurzweil to say that in the 21st century, humanity will move 20,000 years forward. Given the potential impact of this projection, why do companies continue to place insufficient focus on improving the employee performance experience at work?

The Mission of HumanWRKS
is to impact the common good through improved work eXperience.

Our Troubled Past

19th and 20th century work practices centered on productivity resulting in the continued erosion of humanness in the work experience. Unfortunately, many of the ghosts of our industrial past still haunt us today and cast shadowy silhouettes on the human essence at work. It's time to reshape the future of work and reclaim the relevancy of humans as we look to rebalance the relationship between automation and humanization.

Balancing Automation

The paradox of automation asserts that when humans are less involved, their involvement becomes more critical. As we embrace digital transformation this is proving true on multiple levels. Ongoing experience continues to reveal that a corrective paradigm shift is needed to develop a better marriage between humans and connected technologies.

Ensuring Humanity in Work

Industry 5.0 is the first industrial revolution where “the human touch” and “brainpower” are cast to serve as disruptors in propelling industry in more creative and imaginative directions. This means bending back the technology curve to recognize the limitations of technology, address transition pains and open the door to renewed work environments. Smart organizations promote environments where people can come to work and be creative, collaborative and flourish. The core feature of Industry 5.0 is in its intent to enrich human purpose, inclusion and fulfillment at work before technology takes that away.

Human Energy, Intellect, Creativity and Collaboration will be the Grand Disruptors of the 21st Century.

Our Troubled Past

19th and 20th century work practices centered on productivity resulting in the continued erosion of humanness in the work experience. Unfortunately, many of the ghosts of our industrial past still haunt us today and cast shadowy silhouettes on the human essence at work. It's time to reshape the future of work and reclaim the relevancy of humans as we look to rebalance the relationship between automation and humanization.