The Force Behind Displacement
Working is an act of exertion directed towards achieving or creating something; the result of this exertion. As in any form of trade, especially as a way of making one’s livelihood: to seek out work. It also involves putting forth something that is valuable, useful, and can be useful to another party. A work can be anything; it can be a manual exertion directed towards creating something useful or it can be a piece of artistic creation.
What is labor? In a nutshell, it is defined as exertion directed towards producing or doing something valuable. Work has become very closely connected to the value creation process. The two are often intertwined; they are closely defined by the two concepts, “work” or “value creation.”
The goal of value creation is the development of human capabilities. It is an ever evolving process that seeks to increase the human capabilities to their highest potential. When it comes to value creation, we are always working toward new heights. How we work to increase our capabilities therefore is through redefining work. Instead of being tightly defined tasks, we are redefining work to become more broad and dynamic.
Work now can encompass any activity that humans engage in order to improve their capabilities. It includes activities such as shopping, housekeeping, driving, communicating, commuting, and even hobbies like knitting or music-making. All these activities have the purpose of improving our capacity to do things and meet our needs. In fact, many people argue that work is no longer a need because all of our activities are already fulfilled by the digital twin engineer.
Because of the vast number of activities performed throughout a day, week and year, there is a need for a system that would capture the information and convert it into valuable information that human resources could use. A benefit from redefining work therefore is that it will allow the elimination or minimizing of unneeded activities. With all the unseen problems that exist in today’s society, we cannot realistically assume that we are eliminating every possible problem. There will be some problems, which will need to be dealt with through resources other than the traditional methods such as therapy, counseling, and behavior modification. This is where the value creation activity comes into play.
When a company implements this method, they are able to create value in the form of new jobs and higher profits for the corporation. The company will be able to effectively make the decisions necessary for the restructuring of its workforce in order to deal with the negative work force that exists. Negative work force is caused by several factors such as the loss of a job, sickness, divorce, retirements, accidents and the constant use of computers and other technology. This force acts upon itself and this leads to what is known as displacement.