You definitely need to work less and enjoy it more.
That’s not just a health fact. It’s becoming a mandate for many in the 21st century workforce.
The robots are already here, and they’re sending for reinforcements.
This progression isn’t limited to the so-called blue-collar and minimum-wage sectors, either.
It can’t happen soon enough.
In the USA, average work weeks have risen to 47 hours, and it’s been that way for the past 15 years. This is just not healthy.
No less than the Harvard Business Review has observed that vacations are the obvious cure for workaholics, including those who believe this state of mind to be a necessity.
- Refreshed, happy workers are more productive;
- They’re more creative; and
- They’re more collaborative.
In turn, this translates into higher sales for business.
Happiness and efficiency don’t always go hand-in-hand, which brings us back to robots.
A school of thought in Europe is rapidly emerging that advocates a universal wage complementing the increase in mechanized labor.
Here’s the view of James Hughes, Executive Director of the Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies:
OK, the term Marxian vision isn’t going to go down well in the USA, and it may be a stretch to use it in this case. However, it doesn’t detract from Points 2 and 3 above becoming more essential in creating a robust economy.
Whether or not a universal wage is part of the equation, an increasing robotic presence in the workforce is going to generate more free time for more individuals, whether they want it or not.
The smart ones will embrace it.
There’s never been a better time to become an e-commerce entrepreneur.
The opportunity is there to rise above the robots and stake your own claim in the digital world.
You can thank them later. A time will certainly come when they’ll be capable of appreciating it.