Is your boss a computer?

A weekly roundup of news and views on office culture, management trends, the daily grind and more

Given that algorithms are already outperforming executives in key C-level tasks, maybe it’s time to consider whether CEOs can be replaced by machines. Researchers at McKinsey Global Institute have estimated that 25 per cent of a chief executive’s job could be automated by adapting currently demonstrated technology. Futurist Liz Alexander outlines three key areas of management where removing human decision-making might actually make sense. (Fast Company)

Over the past few years, new forces have made a disruptive impact on the role of the CFO, including digital, data, stakeholder scrutiny and regulation, and risk and uncertainty. Yet Canadian CFOs are spending similar efforts in traditional finance functions as they were five years ago. A new report from EY shows that Canadian CFOs lag behind their global counterparts in adapting their roles to include more operational and strategic responsibilities.

“You look amazing!” An Australian entrepreneur touched a nerve when she posted a YouTube video in which she described what a potential investor said to her in a bar, and invited comment. Sexist or not? (The Guardian)

Speaking of sexism, a woman has filed a complaint with the B.C. Human Rights Tribunal, claiming that she was fired from her job as a server at a pub in Maple Ridge for refusing to wear makeup and lipstick. Anne Choi, who worked at the Black Sheep Pub between September and December 2015, claims to have a diagnosed physical disability which does not allow her to wear makeup. (CBC)

The 24-hour work day? One startup founder describes how he took his team on a 10-day “workation” at a big cottage outside of Copenhagen. They ate, slept, worked and bonded. (