People Matter is all about making people the core focus again in a world where to a large extent technology has freed us and yet to a certain degree but more so has imprisoned us and prevented us from being humane.
Technology has evolved tremendously. With its advances, scientists are looking to take artificial intelligence to such a level where one cannot differentiate between a robot and a human being. As exciting as that is, the flip side is that human behavior has evolved towards robotizing people. We are expecting machine like efficiency from people. Indeed that makes humans “a lot more valuable “. At this point I would like to pose a question, ‘valuable from whose perspective?’. Is our scale measuring “value” the correct one? Are we not undermining our God given strengths where as human beings, our emotional abilities is what differentiates us from animals and machines?
We live in a world where change and complexity is a part of the fabric of life. Having worked in HR for over twenty years, I have seen HR evolve tremendously and yet if there is one thing that pains me about HR, is the fact that we have desensitized and dehumanized ourselves. Our people are now mere numbers that we address when necessary and realistically fulfil the role as quasi prefects.