As computers get more powerful and automation becomes more prevalent, some experts question what kind of work we will do in the future.
The new book Humans Are Underrated by Geoff Colvin addresses this issue. He says as processes are taken over by machines and more information becomes more available, the focus will shift from what we do to how we collaborate.
Collaboration is vital to problem solving and creativity. In our changing world, every day brings new opportunity and new problems to solve. Humans can assess problems, imagine solutions and work together to implement.
So, the premium on listening, encouraging, experimenting as a teammate is only going to grow. We work in teams every day. We focus on improving our output. But, our ability to stop, to visit and to try better steps will define our success and give us our edge.