Things really aren’t that bad

These days, HR has a golden opportunity to exercise its strategic chops
By Bill Greenhalgh and Phil Wilson
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 12/21/2018

The pundits tell us we live in a world changing at an unimaginable rate — they say we suffer from data overload; we work longer hours than ever; we’re stressed out with work-life balance problems; new unpredictable technology is hitting us at lightspeed; and artificial intelligence (AI) is altering or eliminating jobs, making future planning impossible.

Ironically, not one of those points is true. Our grandparents experienced two world wars, an influenza epidemic in the 1920s that killed 50 million people, the Great Depression, the rise and fall of communism, the invention of the automobile, airplanes, antibiotics, microchips, the internet, genetics, radio and TV, the creation and use of nuclear weapons, and astronauts landing on the moon.

Today, there is nothing remotely comparable: