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.
Frey and Osborne from Oxford University claim that 57% of current jobs are highly vulnerable to automation, leaving many of us contemplating:
“What if a robot can do my role better than me?”
“What will that mean for the future of my role?”
“How will I remain competitive & employable in this new world of work?”
All fair questions and questions we must ask ourselves.
Let’s face it, everything is on the table!
What got you here, most likely, won’t get you there!
There has never been a more important time for you to take charge of yourself and your career. It’s time to get intentional to ensure you prepare yourself for the future workplace!
According to the article “How AI. is changing the way companies are organised”, Josh Berson, principal and founder of Bersin by Deloitte says “What AI is definitely doing, is not eliminating jobs, it is eliminating tasks of jobs, and creating new jobs, and the new jobs that are being created are more human jobs”.
So what are more “human” jobs?
Those that require traits that robots have yet to master. Jobs that require more than an assembly line or producing widgets. Knowledge jobs. People jobs. Where traits such Creativity, Critical thinking, Collaboration, Communication & Compassion (5 C’s) are essential.
If we want to supercharge our career, we need to take control of and get intentional in two key areas:
Skillset: we need to adopt a lifelong learning approach. If you are currently very task-orientated, perhaps your challenge will be learning to master the human skills or tapping into your personal leadership with contemporary brain-based leadership tools such as the i4 neuroleader framework. Whilst for others, it may be getting tech savvy to work alongside AI to be more innovative and effective in our work.
Mindset: we are all going to have to adopt an agile, ‘let’s do this’, inquisitive, growth mindset, if we hope to survive, let alone thrive in the workplace of tomorrow. Self-awareness is key. Understanding more about how our brain is wired, especially our reactions to change and how this impacts our thinking and behaviour is essential. We gotta get change-fit.
Which of these do you need to focus on first?
Skillset, mindset or perhaps both?
Good news, no better time to start than today.
Until next time,
Keep smiling, keep connecting!
BLYTHE ROWE & Her Life on Heels.
The founder and director of Human Incite, is widely recognised for her passion, energy and her ability to shake things up. Blythe is brilliant at revving-up productivity and performance in organisations. She is on a mission to rid our workplaces of toxic behaviours, build meaningful relationships, personally and professionally and create workplaces worth belonging. Her enthusiasm simply is infectious!