MIT Sloan Management Review
5 min read · From 2019 · 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.