Surely there’s nothing new here. There has been a century of concern about machines taking human’s employment, wave after wave. What does this mean for you and I? And more importantly, “Should we be worried?”.
The rapid advancement of technology, combined with increased uncertainty, is making the most important career logic of the past counterproductive going forward. The world, to put it bluntly, has changed, but our philosophy around skills development has not.
Due to the global lockdown, people simply stopped buying things overnight and this has massively accelerated the usage of eCommerce, food delivery, streaming, and other contactless services. In fact, COVID19 catalyzed the long-awaited digital transformation experts and tech innovators were talking about for decades.
To succeed in the evolving world of work — whether it’s the emergence of new technologies or the growing importance of soft skills — education needs to be not just a diploma, but something that is provided at every point in the employee lifecycle. The responsibility to make this happen exists not only in traditional higher ed institutions but at the business leadership and policy level as well.
Last Tuesday, Adaptivity’s team got the chance to be invited to share their vision with the United Nations. Here is a recap of what has been shared. Recently the International Labour Organization announced that within the last 5 weeks, more than 125m people worldwide lost their jobs or have been put at employment risk. Seriously …