Assignment – the impact of automation on labor

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 Complete this assignment in no more than 4 short paragraphs.

State your opinion on the impact of automation on the workforce. In other words, do you think automation will eliminate jobs OR automation will not, in the long run, eliminate jobs? Support your opinion by referencing your readings. In either case hypothesize how the scenario you support will affect a global economy. 

  • Summarize the argument that automation will replace the human workforce using the article Prepare Your Workforce for the Automation Age*. You must use at least one short quotation. Include a citation and bibliography in APA style. You are required to create your citation(s) and bibliography using the Word references tool. Videos are provided on your Unit 02 page to help you with citations and bibliography. 

    *Knoess, C., Harbour, R., & Scemama, S. (2016). Prepare Your Workforce for the Automation Age. Harvard Business Review, 2-5. Retrieved February 11, 2017, from Harvard Business Re: https://hbr.org/2016/11/prepare-your-workforce-for-the-automation-age

OR 

  • Summarize the argument that automation may not adversely affect the human workforce based on two articles Robots and Automation May Not Take Your Desk Job After All** and Automation Can Actually Create More Jobs.*** You must use at least one short quotation. Include a citation and bibliography in APA style. You are required to create your citation(s) and bibliography using the Word references tool. Videos are provided on your Unit 02 page to help you with citations and bibliography. 

**Finnigan, D. (2016). Robots and Automation May Not Take Your Desk Job After All. Harvard Business Review, 2-4.

***Mims, C. (2016, December 11). Automation Can Actually Create More Jobs. Wall Street Journal, pp. 1-2.

Structure your writing like this:

  1. State your opinion
  2. Support your opinion with paraphrases and at least one quotation with appropriate citations in APA style
  3. Transition to a description of the counter arguments (for example, “Even though I believe X, some experts believe…”) and include at least one quotation with appropriate citations in APA style
  4. Explain why you think the counter-arguments are wrong 
  5. In a brief conclusion, restate or modify your opinion and refer to your first post in Unit 01. Do you think your future or current job is safe? 
  6. Include citations and a bibliography in APA style