To compete with robots, many people feel pressure to diversify their skill set to improve their employability. Social psychologist Adam Waytz recommends doing the opposite: Relax. Waytz isn’t dismissing worker concerns, but he’s convinced that unstructured free time makes you more productive, creative and effective. Though the supporting research is a bit thin, Waytz makes a compelling and succinct argument for this counterintuitive conclusion. Even skeptical managers should read this reassuring take on modernization.
About the Author
Adam Waytz is an associate professor of management and organizations at the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University and the author of The Power of Human.