How is your profession changing and are you prepared?
Posted inCareer Management
onOctober 11th, 2017
- Updated onNovember 9, 2017 - 12:20pm
"Just like life on earth, the world of work has been changing down the centuries. Most of the time the change is so small, incremental and slow, that we are oblivious until it takes the shape of something that we are able to grasp, and we begin to ‘see’ the evolution." Nandini S. Senior Vice-President; Group Head, Organization Development, Human Resource Development, Infosys Limited.
Questions for Reflection
- How has it evolved over time?
- How is it changing today?
- Are any changes small and imperceptible or rapidly impacting your field?
- How will automation impact you?
- How are you responding?
- Does your next profession even exist today?
- How are you directing your learning?
- What knowledge and skills are you developing?
"As today’s economies become ever more knowledge-based, technology-driven and globalized, and because we simply don’t know what the jobs of tomorrow will look like, there is a growing recognition that we have to prepare the next generation with future-ready skills and with the capacity for continued lifelong learning." Leopold, Ratcheva and Zahidi. World Economic Forum.
Recommended Reading & References
- 5 things to know about jobs and skills in 2017. Till Leopold Project Lead, Education, Gender and Work System Initiative, World Economic Forum. Vesselina Stefanova Ratcheva, Data Lead, World Economic Forum.
Saadia Zahidi, Head of Education, Gender and Work System Initiative, Member of Executive Committee, World Economic Forum Geneva. Sept 13th, 2017.
- 65 Percent of Tomorrow’s Workers Will Have Jobs That Don’t Exist Today, Sept 7th, 2017. Payscale.
- 162 Future Jobs: Preparing for Jobs that Don’t Yet Exist by Thomas Frey. March 21st, 2014.
- Automation in Everyday Life. By Aaron Smith and Monica Anderson. Oct 4th, 2017. Pew Research Center.
- Emerging Technologies' Impact on Society and Work in 2030. Institute for the Future and Dell Technologies. 2017. See pages 18-19 for skills and competencies demanded of individuals and organizations.
- How you can stay relevant during the robot revolution. Nandini S. Oct 4th, 2017
- The Competing Forces Shaping 2030. PWC and the James Martin Institute for Science and Civilisation at the Said Business School in Oxford commissioned a survey of 10,000 people in China, India, Germany, the UK and the US to better understand the future of work. Explore the four worlds of work they created to reflect the various forces in the market and kickstart your thinking about steps you can take now.
- Technology has created more jobs than it has destroyed, says 140 years of data by Katie Allen. August 18, 2015. The Guardian.