Artificial intelligence and decision making robots aren’t coming. They are here. And, they believe in teams. They know their specific job and what they do best. They know when to hand off to the next step in the process. They do not get territorial. They do not quibble about their compensation or whether their co-worker is being treated better than they are. They are fast, efficient, and ignore the noise and distractions in order to get the job done. That is why they are a threat.

The best way to compete with them is to emulate what they do best: work in teams. When we do that, even the most talented people perform beyond their current capability, and they continue to improve through collaboration, challenges and competition. As we have discussed before, the most elite organizations in the world all use teams and coaches to develop their people. When the margin of error is small and the consequences are significant, they would never ask their performers to go it alone. There are no exceptions.

To paraphrase a quote from one of my favorite movies, The Terminator (1984), “AI is out there! It can’t be bargained with. It can’t be reasoned with. It doesn’t feel pity, or remorse, or fear. And it absolutely will not stop… ever, until you are gone.”

We can make sure AI and the robots continue to work for US–as long as we do not insist on going it alone. Listen to this edition of the HighPer 7 podcast to learn how.

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