Developing-Leaders-issue-31-2019

88 | Developing Leaders Issue 31: 2019 Exec Ed Update Book Reviews Being described as a ‘digital human’ will make some of us reach for our fountain pens but for the majority of the working population, born after 1980, it’s a fair description. The questions now are: how will the digital-to-human ratio play out in the age of AI? And how will digital connectivity continue to change the way we live and work? In Alive: Digital Humans and their Organizations , Paul Ashcroft and Garrick Jones, founders of the Ludic Group, consider these questions and focus on the impact of digital on the way organizations are structured and led and how they should evolve to meet the future. For all of the benefits in ease of living, travelling, and economic growth brought by the industrial revolution it plunged the mid-nineteenth century into a miserable era of disrupted communities, poverty, and social unrest. Facing a comparable technological revolution, the ability of organizations to evolve and leaders to manage through radical change will be critical in ensuring the mid-twenty-first century doesn’t experience similar turmoil. Ashcroft and Jones take a positive view, they appreciate the fears many have (‘robots will take our jobs’) and agree that the connected world is so complex and fast evolving that it can be considered ‘alive’, Alive Digital Humans and their Organizations By Paul Ashcroft and Garrick Jones Published by Novaro Publishing, 2018, ISBN: 978-1-9998329-2-6

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