David Payne

David joined Rotageek in 2016 after stints at McKinsey and in banking, where he was most recently a stock-market analyst for the supermarket sector. He spent his first 3 years building out the Customer Success function and now is responsible for articulating the vision for the solution and planning where our development capacity is spent as our Chief Product Officer.

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Geek Speak: Algorithms vs. Employees

By David Payne on March 10, 2020 at 2:34 PM

A few thoughts on why algorithms get bad press.

 
We came across a new s article last week (“Here’s What Happens When an Algorithm Determines Your Work Schedule”, Vice, 24 Feb 2020), in the vein of others we’ve seen before (eg Scheduling Technology Leaves Low-Income Parents With Hours of Chaos”, NY Times, Aug 2014), that made us sad. 😔 If you’re thinking of making the leap from ‘manual’ rotas to optimised, automated scheduling in your business, then maybe such press coverage of our industry also makes you wonder whether this is intrinsically a change that can improve efficiency only at the cost of employee wellbeing.
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