As I see things like data analytics, artificial intelligence, and metrics become more prominent in our workplaces and our home lives, I’m left to wonder about our humanity and whether we are losing sight of that special human something that separates us from the machines.

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The 7th Global Drucker Forum explored the theme of “Claiming Our Humanity – Managing in the Digital Age.” The issue of leading and engaging a workforce in our highly technological digital society is one I ponder and deal with regularly, so it was only natural that I make the journey to pasty- and coffee-fueled Vienna to hear the leading thinkers from business, academia, and many other disciplines tackle this subject. The issue of technology in our homes, workplaces, and communities is largely ignored by the general public, but it affects all of us more than we think.