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Is it ethical for workers to secretly automate their own job?

Monday, September 16, 2019   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Sandy Thomas
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A great deal is being written and discussed about the opportunities for automation to replace individual jobs. But the discussion is usually from the perspective of whether workers should fear being replaced by their employers with automation software programs.

Now, an entirely different discussion on automation is emerging – whether workers should have the right to automate part of their own job without being asked to do so by the employer.

To understand what is involved in this scenario, Information Management spoke with Julia Kanouse, chief executive officer at the Illinois Technology Association. Kanouse offered her thoughts on any potential ethical questions involved, and how a worker might make such an arrangement best work for all concerned.

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