LAST WEEK NILS VESK, PAUL CARSON AND I WERE THRILLED TO BRING ‘THE NEXT BIG THING’ EVENT TO SYDNEY AND MELBOURNE.
We showcased a sneak peek into what the future world we will be operating in might look like, trends in customer experience as well as the endless possibilities for the workplace of tomorrow. More importantly, the event aims to give strategies and tips to enable participants to future-proof their business and themselves to be ready for this next Revolution.
Fast forward to the future workplace, it is certain that: simple automation will replace many routine human jobs. So what does all this mean?
From an employee perspective, the competencies that got you here, won’t necessarily take you into the future. Whilst it is imperative that all employees develop their digital skills to keep up with the rapid speed of evolving technology, the human skills will be, just as, if not even more essential, in the future workplace.
Fast forward to the year 2030. According to forecasts by Dell Technologies and Institute for the Future, a whooping 85% of the jobs that will exist have not even been invented yet!
Fair to say, with the onslaught of technology, artificial intelligence and virtual reality, the future workplace will be completely different to what we operate in today. Whilst this is sooper exciting, it can also be a little daunting.
Imagine this scenario…
You have been working for the same leader for over a decade. You are damn good at your job. You go over and above each and every day. In fact, you are so good, you have been given the extra responsibility to oversee a very important project (on top of your existing role). Who feels sick at even the thought of this conversation?