Automation of Jobs and Tasks
With the rise of automation, there is concern jobs will be eliminated. However, according to a 2018 paper, automation will take place on a task-by-task basis, making it unlikely automation will eliminate entire jobs. Automation will reshape jobs by impacting the specific tasks of the job. This puts emphasis on creating a flexible workforce, one that can adapt and learn new skills to remain relevant in a working world where tasks have been automated. As jobs change, I-O psychologists working in job specific specialties such as selection, training, and compensation can help leaders ensure jobs are clearly defined including their automated processes.
DISCUSSION ASSIGNMENT INSTRUCTIONS
Provide a 550-word summary (formatted according to APA guidelines) of the new research in this area from a minimum of five peer reviewed journal articles from (2018-2021) and identify questions that need exploring in future research.
Your discussion should be organized in a three-paragraph format:
Introductory Paragraph: gives an overview and definition of the topic you chose. At the end of the paragraph it gives an idea of how your forum is organized.
Current Trends Paragraph: In this paragraph, you will discuss the themes that you found in the research from the 5 articles related to your topic. This paragraph should be a synthesis of the research and not just a listing of annotated summaries.
Future Research Paragraph: In this paragraph, you will discuss areas of future research by referencing the 5 articles that you identified. The future research areas should be based on the findings of the authors of those articles rather than general ideas you may have.
*A reference section should then be included at the end of your discussion.