- Sixty-three percent say that in 5 years, technology will be the firm's greatest source of competitive advantage.
- Sixty-seven percent say that technology will create greater value in the future than people will.
- Forty-four percent say the prevalence of robotics, automation and artificial intelligence (AI) will make people "largely irrelevant" in the future of work.
Editor's note: This news release is part one of a two-part series based on this report. In December, we will share details of an economic analysis commissioned by Korn Ferry, which finds that human capital represents to the global economy a potential value of $1,215 trillion - more than two times the value of tangible assets such as technology and real estate.Study Methodology In August and September, 2016, Korn Ferry interviewed 800 business leaders in multimillion-dollar global organizations on their views on the value of people in the future of work. These leaders were in: the United Kingdom, China, the United States, Brazil, France, Australia, India, and South Africa. About Korn Ferry Korn Ferry is the preeminent global people and organizational advisory firm. We help leaders, organizations, and societies succeed by releasing the full power and potential of people. Our nearly 7,000 colleagues deliver services through our Executive Search, Hay Group and Futurestep divisions. Visit kornferry.com for more information.