Which are the results of the massive impact of new technologies on our everyday life?
How can the disruptions that they bring match with enduring human needs for engagement, meaning and caring for others?
How can digital technology be leveraged to augment human capacity as opposed to automate and replace it?
Can we imagine a makeover in management now that we live in a technology-driven economy?
All these topics were addressed by the 7th Global Drucker Forum, held in November 2015. It touched a key theme of our time: how technology revolution can be seen through the lens of humanity. Many of the speakers reflected on the consequences of the new sharing economy system, the need to re-invent hierarchy, the power of motivation and the enduring value of old ways of networking (lunches will always make a difference!), as well as the importance of empathy in an web-based, usually emotional blind society.
Among the topics addressed, we would like to highlight four key areas. Firstly, how connectivity change the way we work. Secondly, future scenarios for a world where technology usually make unnecessary to incorporate human intuition, creativity and ethics. Thirdly, the consequences of productivity-enhancing technology, which is now unlikely to yield more jobs. Last but not least, how innovation and technology will affect and change the current management system.