The author is an associate professor of organisational behaviour at Insead
Until eventually the start of this year, the upcoming of get the job done was the key focus of the lecturers, consultants and executives whose small business it is to make worthwhile predictions. The century of management seemed past. Some lamented the absence of new management theories. Some others noticed that the bureaucracies of the 20th century, whose existence depended on administrators, ended up giving way to tech platforms that experienced small use for them. Algorithms ended up far better at coordinating people platforms’ loosely affiliated and widely distributed employees. The robots ended up slowly and gradually coming for managers’ offices. Only tech-savvy leaders would survive.
Then the virus came, and all that upcoming seemed to get there at as soon as. The pandemic turned out to be a boon for that new breed of tech leaders and their