Getting away with it
I wonder: is our society and organizations structured to reward those who can “get away with it” for the longest possible time? In a span of a few decades, we have seen so many corporate and political scandals that seem to just repeat themselves, only repackaged by new buzzwords or technology.
We have made passing accountability to certain “entities” an artform in itself. Need an excuse for poor performance? Blame the pandemic. Need an excuse to layoff workers? Blame AI.
But behind organizational and political decisions are humans.
Teams and organizations can be resilient and weather the pandemic storm. Workers can add more value by co-creating with AI tools, not being replaced by AI.
The sad thing is, trying to be resilient and attempting to co-create are not convenient things to do. And we are suckers for convenience.
Matthew 11:20-24. Jesus began to reproach the towns where most of his mighty deeds had been done, since they had not repented.
[DAILY GOSPEL INSIGHTS AND REFLECTION FOR MANAGEMENT AND ORGANIZATION 2023-199: JULY 18, 2023]