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Automation and Talent: Is There a Link?

Posted by Tim Cummins, President of IACCM, Professor, Leeds University School of Law; Chair, International Commercial & Contract Management

May 20, 2020 6:02:44 AM

When looking at the benefits of automation, there tends to be a strong focus on direct and measurable efficiency and economic gains. There may be mention of a notional side-benefit of ‘freeing up people to perform higher-value activities’ – though it is more likely that the CFO will have a greater focus on headcount reduction than redeployment.

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Topics: contract /commercial management, technology, IACCM, automation, talent

The Future of Work: Is There a Real Issue?

Posted by Tim Cummins, President of IACCM, Professor, Leeds University School of Law; Chair, International Commercial & Contract Management

Jul 23, 2019 9:24:40 PM

McKinsey’s Global Institute is just the latest in a long stream of consultancy firms to publish research on the future of work. Like many others, it calls upon senior management to set up “systems and programs to help the tens of millions of people who may need to switch jobs or even occupations” as a result of automation. I am sure McKinsey will be delighted to assist such initiatives - for a substantial fee.
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Topics: contract /commercial management, communication, IACCM, skills, automation

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Tim Cummins

In his role as President of IACCM, Tim works with leading corporations, public and academic bodies, supporting executive awareness and understanding of the role that procurement, contracting and relationship management increasingly play in 21st century business performance and public policy.
 

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