Most research in management science is conducted using survey techniques and questionnaires. This is a standard that, at least in Poland, newer and newer students of this science are accepting, and older students are continuing the tradition. I have repeatedly written in my scientific and popular articles about the low reliability and accuracy of such surveys. As a result, it is difficult to build knowledge about what a manager really does. Of course, there are thousands, if not hundreds ofContinue reading
Month: February 2023
Could a robotic Nicolaus Copernicus be your boss?
When we think of an artificial manager, it keeps coming to mind what this new creature that will move into your boss’s office sooner or later might look like. Should your artificial manager take the form of a human like Sophia, a C-3PO-style robot from Star Wars, an all-powerful Robocop or just a single red point of light like HAL 9000 from the movie 2001: A Space Odyssey? What your artificial manager will be like, we’ll see in a fewContinue reading
Will machines take away our jobs? A report from DAVOS – and yet so will managers!
Increasingly in the media there are analyses of how automation will affect our lives, which professions will continue to exist, and which will be replaced by robots or algorithms, if doing a given job does not require the physical form of a human, a machine moving or waving lifts. I watch the results of such analyses with increasing surprise, because the professions given there have been constantly the same for almost twenty years. However, now I have found an exception!Continue reading
What is the world of an artificial manager made of? Part 6 – Let’s combine resources and processes
Remember what the starting point of our deliberations was in the past few days? In the first part of the topic, What the world of an artificial manager is made of, I told what sense is necessary for an artificial manager. It was a sense of activity. Other senses our new boss could have, but the most important thing is that it should be able to recognize what actions are being taken, and be able to take some action (managerialContinue reading
What is the world of an artificial manager made of? Part 5 – Events as processes
In the previous post I described what events in the world of the artificial manager are. You could call them events in the imagination, they were somewhat abstract and theoretical. Now let’s consider what these events are realistically in the world of an organization, a company, a project. I will describe here what these events can be and why we say they are processes. This will be another piece of the puzzle for you to understand how the manager’s senseContinue reading