Unbiased Computer Program

Intensions Study on The Web

Intensions Study on The Web

Over the past month, our recent Intensions Consulting study on the Future of Work has appeared on a number of online news, trade magazine and media platforms, including: Sputnik, Reddit, HRM Canada, HRM Asia, and Human Resources Online. Below are summaries and links to these articles and discussions.

 

 

Intensions Study in Vancouver Sun & Ottawa Citizen

Intensions Study in Vancouver Sun & Ottawa Citizen

On March 29, 2016, the Vancouver Sun and Ottawa Citizen published an article titled, 'Would you rather answer to a computer than your boss?' Written by Randy Shore, the article discussed findings from our recent Intensions Consulting study on the Future of Work across Canada.

To quote from the article: "Many workers would like to see a total overhaul of the traditional workplace structure, including freedom from working 9-to-5 (45 per cent) and not showing up at the office at all (41 per cent)... Nearly 40 per cent of Canadians think that work interferes with their personal life and 20 per cent would consider hiring someone from Craigslist or Freelancer to do part of their job for them. About one quarter of respondents think it is fine to pursue their own side projects and interests on company time."

Intensions Study in Betakit

Intensions Study in Betakit

On March 30, 2016, Betakit published an article titled, 'Report: Canadians trust computers more than humans and value flexibility in the future workplace.' Written by Jessica Galang, the article discussed findings from our recent Intensions Consulting study on the Future of Work across Canada.

To quote from the article: "Market research agency Intensions and futurist Nikolas Badminton have released a study including 2,299 English-speaking Canadian adults between the ages of 20 and 59 to find out what Canadians value in their future workplaces... Respondents also had some concern about whether work was interfering with their personal lives — 37 percent of Canadian adults are concerned that work responsibilities are interfering with their personal lives, while 30 percent are always looking for new ways to cut corners and save time at work. Twenty-five percent think it’s fair to pursue their own projects and interests at work."

Intensions Study in Fusion

Intensions Study in Fusion

On March 29, 2016, Fusion published an article titled, 'Report: A quarter of Canadians think a computer program would be more ethical and trustworthy than their fleshy bosses'. Written by Ethan Chiel, the article discussed findings from our recent Intensions Consulting study on the Future of Work across Canada.

To quote from the article: "A recent survey found that a quarter of Canadians believe that a computer program could perform better than their human boss. The study, performed by Intensions, a Vancouver consulting firm, surveyed 2,299 adult Canadians (over the age of 20) over the last six months and found that 26% of Canadians “believe an unbiased computer program would be more trustworthy and ethical than their workplace leaders and managers.”

Intensions Study in Vice Motherboard

Intensions Study in Vice Motherboard

On March 29, 2016, Vice Motherboard published an article titled, 'A Third of Young Canadians Would Prefer a Robot Boss'. Written by Jordan Pearson, the article discussed findings from our recent Intensions Consulting study on the Future of Work with over 2000 Canadian adults.

To quote from the article: "According to the survey, 31 percent of Canadians aged 20 to 39 agreed that an “unbiased” computer program would be more ethical and trustworthy than a human boss. Thirty-four percent said they would rather be hired by an “unbiased” computer program, 33 percent would prefer to be assessed, and twenty six percent said they would prefer to be managed by a robot."