Are Managers the Key to Unlocking AI’s True Potential?

Are Managers the Key to Unlocking AI’s True Potential?

Contrary to popular belief, AI will not reduce the need for managers but rather increase the necessity for empathetic human oversight. According to Bryan Hancock, the global leader of McKinsey's talent management practice, managers will play a crucial role in building AI-powered organizations and ensuring their success. In this podcast episode, Hancock shares his insights on why leaders must invest in their managers and allow them to use the time saved by AI to better support their teams. As work becomes more efficient, the need for human managers who can provide emotional intelligence and leadership will only increase.

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