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    October 28, 2023

    4 Ways AI & Robotics Will Fix the Broken Employee-Employer Relationship

    The traditional employee-employer relationship needs a significant overhaul. As AI and robotics continue to advance and take on more responsibilities, it's time to shift our perspective and rethink the value and recognition of our employees. I was invited on Joe McKay's The Thought Follower podcast to discuss this topic and shed some light on what's to come.

    You can listen to my chat with McKay below via Spotify: 


    Four ways AI and Robotics stand to fix the broken employee-employer relationship


    Here's a recap of the trends I shared with McKay that we stand to fix the broken employee-employer relationship and lead to a fantastic future of work:


    More Power to the People

    The rise of machines has given employees more control over their employment decisions. They no longer have to settle for jobs that don't align with their values or skill sets. They have more leverage to find work that resonates with them and provides flexibility. Workplace flexibility has also evolved beyond just working from home. Employers must be willing to adapt to these changes and provide their employees with the necessary tools to thrive. This means implementing technologies that enhance work performance and provide opportunities for personal and professional growth.

    A Higher Value on Precious Human Skills

    Human abilities are becoming more valuable as machines become more prevalent in the workplace. Emotional intelligence, creative thinking, and lateral problem-solving capabilities are all skills that AI can't replicate. Employers who understand this will be better equipped to harness the potential of both humans and machines. Instead of seeing machines as a threat, they should be seen as a complement to human abilities. This will allow for a more effective and efficient workforce.

    More Consideration for Bringing People on The Journey

    Navigating this transition is crucial for the future of any organization. It's a challenge that requires a strategy. One way to do this is to prioritize people. Creating a forward-thinking, inclusive culture that places a high standard on employee satisfaction can help attract and retain top talent. Companies prioritizing employee engagement will have more loyal and productive workers, leading to better business outcomes.

    Preparing for Change: The Only Constant

    We must also recognize that change is constant, and adaptability is the key to survival. Organizations must be open to new ideas and technologies that can help them stay competitive in an ever-changing market. Employers who stay ahead of the curve and understand the benefits of emerging technologies will be better positioned to succeed in the long run.


    The employee-employer relationship is changing rapidly, and AI and robotics will play a significant role in this evolution. However, these changes don't have to be seen as a threat. Instead, they should be embraced as an opportunity to create a more efficient and effective workforce. By prioritizing employees and implementing the right technologies, companies can stay ahead of the curve and succeed in an ever-changing market. The future is bright for those who are willing to adapt to the changes that are coming.


    Sometimes it's easier to have a partner on the journey. Meet with the team at Lever Talent and explore how working with a talent strategy agency can help you find leverage like never before.

    Drew Fortin

    Drew is a people-first, values-driven leader with nearly 20 years of growth strategy and team-building experience across retail, marketing technology, local media, and HR tech. He spent 7 years at The Predictive Index, where he was Chief Growth Officer responsible for the company's strategy to build the world's first...

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