- 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.
A global study of CEO perceptions by Korn Ferry (NYSE:KFY) finds a startling lack of top-leader focus on, or confidence in, the value of the people in their organizations, while they instead are putting a higher value on technology and tangible assets. Korn Ferry conducted in-depth interviews with 800 business leaders in multi-million and multi-billion dollar global organizations on their views concerning the value of people in the future of work. Among the key findings: