Essentials: How AI Took Over

Despite its unprecedented growth, AI still remained a mystery for many firms. We covered the ups and downs of a true business boom. 

Few people had heard of ChatGPT when 2023 started. But by spring, 150 million people were using the AI tool to help them write software code, design marketing presentations, and accomplish countless other work-related tasks. The emergence of large-language models like ChatGPT has forced leaders to ask some existential questions about their organizations. How should AI change their company’s business model? The workday? The role of human employees? Stakeholders of all types want answers to these questions— sooner rather than later.

In this Essentials, Korn Ferry’s experts break down the big issues around AI in the workplace.

The Idle AI Workday

AI tools are making some tasks so easy that workers can wrap them up much more quickly. Why firms need to restructure some roles.

A Three-Day Workweek

Some business leaders think AI has the potential to pack five days of work into just three. How will job roles and pay be handled?

The Hot New AI Job Skill: Asking Questions

ChatGPT and other AI tools have spawned a need for “prompt engineers.” Why leaders are rushing to find these people before competitors do. 

AI Took My Job

Two new studies suggest leaders are tapping into artificial intelligence to replace jobs—not enhance them. Is that the best strategy?

ChatGPT Invades the Workplace

Nearly half of professionals rely on the new AI tool for daily work tasks, a new Korn Ferry survey shows. But leaders are still figuring out how to govern its use.


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