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As automation plays an ever-increasing role in many of todays jobs, the relationship between humans and the technology that supports their work must grow stronger, not more hostile, says Joanna Bloor, founder of The Amplify Lab.
Many employees already fear that technology will take their jobs away from them. That's why it's important for corporate leaders to empower their workers by demonstrating how technology can complement their efforts, not make them obsolete, says Bloor.
Read on to learn more about her philosophy, vision for the future of work and what inspires her.
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