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Wallace Associates: Tips for HR Executives from Star Wars Robots

What can robots possibly teach HR executives? We know Genghis Khan and Sun Tzu have given corporate managers plenty of help on managing mega companies and high institutions; but mechanical puppets that play supporting roles? Obviously, George Lucas had some galactic vision regarding R2D2 and CP3O before he decided to throw them in to the story. So, let us try to review the Jedi Chronicles for some words of wisdom:


  1. Any problem can be solved


Whether we are talking of R2D2 or CP3O, we know that robots always find a way out of a dangerous situation. So, it takes a highly-qualified and trained hero to get out of sticky situations. Some robots can be rather panicky or nervous; but professionals are capable of providing the solutions to every conceivable corporate issue that arises. It requires extensive training and many years of experience to develop the skills to tackle the day-to-day problems in the business world. Robots symbolize the human ideas that serve as tools that allow us to make this world we want it to be – a world free of wars and conflicts and where galactic peace reigns. 


  1. Computing is an unlimited human tool


We are not talking of machines only. We are talking about thinking the way robots think. They do it efficiently, almost without error and in a matter of milliseconds. Well, they can be humorous like humans at times. That’s what makes us humans (and why we also adore robots). Training people to think efficiently like robots is the most difficult of tasks, unfortunately. And this is where HR experts come in. We still have to develop the software we can use to help us run companies without error -- that is, perfectly. We can approximate that perfection, nevertheless, through computers which can us think efficiently.


  1. Robots are dispensable, and so are we


Robots are disposable, or at least, their batteries and silicon chips. Ultimately, they will become obsolete and get replaced by upgraded models. So, are all employees or executives. Every process or procedure or organization will evolve into a new, more-efficient application. People today think and communicate using improved versions of older, less-efficient protocols. The essential principles may remain unchanged; although the way we eat meat or potato have come a long way from those who ate them raw. The irony is that more and more people nowadays are eating raw food and swearing to its nutritional advantage. Perhaps, we do not really need robots and that all we ever need is already within us. 


Wallace Associates is always searching for a way to accomplish things in the most economical and profitable manner. Ideas and tools are useless without the people who compose the most valuable assets who process bits of information to produce wealth and happiness for society in a world where people have no complaints. Robots or no robots, HR experts seek good reviews for their indefatigable job of providing excellent insights to corporate organizations.