Rapid technological development has undoubtedly changed the modern industrial world. Digitalization is an essential part of the way to the future, including the future of jobs. It will change the way we live and the way we work by introducing us to smarter solutions. The fastest growing industries will revolve around innovations such as autonomous vehicles, advanced robotics, and artificial intelligence making our lives easier every day.
The world is changing. As technology improves, we learn to do business in new ways. This fact, coupled with the concerns inherent in the current pandemic, may have forced us to change the way we work with one another sooner than expected. But technology was taking us there anyway. When this pandemic is over, we can’t expect to go back to the way things were. One technological advancement that was embraced in this time of social distancing that is sure to stick around is the proliferation of remote meetings.
As a society, we are no strangers to the side effects of automation. When our ancestors developed a plow to till their fields, a single farmer could suddenly do as much work as a dozen men. When the printing press arrived in Europe, scribes who had carefully cultivated their craft quickly found themselves out of work. The biggest difference between modern workers and our industrious ancestors is that we face a much more rapid pace of automation. As the pace of automation increases, workers will have to reassess their skill sets and focus on those essential soft skills that will humanize our automated world.
The nature of work, as we know it, changes radically. The rapid pace of technological change, shifting demographics, and accelerating globalization drive the transformation and define the future of work. In fact, people often say that only change remains constant. It is now more accurate to say the only constant is an ever-accelerating rate of change. To survive in the modern economy, companies must excel at adapting to changing markets, technologies, and business landscapes. This requires tapping into people’s innate capacity for learning, growth, and innovation. Are you ready for your future job?
It should come as no surprise that, for many of us, tomorrow’s workplace will be a digital workplace. After all, in many ways that future already exists.
If you still want to gaze into a crystal ball for what the future of look might look like, however, take a long, hard look at this infographic from Gartner…
The world of work is changing so fast… it seems impossible to predict what the future may hold, right?
Despite how daunting the task may seem, our good friends over at OfficeVibe have come up with the top ten trends that will change the way we work in 2016…