The always excellent Futurist Ross Dawson has more scary, inflammatory, call-to-action content for the average knowledge worker (that’s me, BTW.)
His take on The Future of Employment: How Susceptible Are Jobs to Computerisation? report is high stim. Workers in job sectors that are at high risk to be replaced by computerisation, like services, sales, and office and administrative support, need to
reallocate [their energy] to tasks that are non-susceptible to computerisation – i.e., tasks requiring creative and social intelligence. For workers to win the race, however, they will have to acquire creative and social skills.”
35% of such workers have an 85% chance that their work will be automated. The pressure is on to upskill.
Talks to self…Creative and social skills. I have creative and social skills. I will further develop my creative and social skills. I will focus attention on the development of my creative and social skills. I will practice my creative and social skills. Repeat.
How are we / you developing these skills? How are we / you supporting colleagues, pupils in such development?
As Dawson concludes, “Let us do what we can, through education, inspiration, and more…”
Let us, indeed.
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