What job opportunities are created by technological advances? Who benefits the most – companies or workers? These are questions that produced surprising answers at a top-flight conference in Munich.
This weekend (November 23, 2013), some 40 renowned guests from Europe and the United States met in
Research and development teams of large companies determine how to use the latest in technology to make their products even better, or how to produce their products at a lower cost – whether by using new machinery or by changing workflows. Workers play a key role in this process, as they have to adapt to the constant change in technological advancements. However, this is not always easy. Many of the conference guests are or have been company directors or board chair people and practically all of them have been responsible for cutting jobs.
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