What is the future of work?
Great question, and thanks for asking. We New Zealanders are very curious about this - google trends tells us out of all the countries worldwide, 'the future of work' is most searched for in New Zealand (at least that was true when I last looked). We're ahead of the curve as usual.
the world is speeding up
The world is speeding up. Technology is accelerating, and as humans we can't keep up with the pace. This means we need to prioritise and learn skills in new ways and contexts, so we can use them immediately. A few of these skills essential for the future are:
human centred design
staying up to date with the latest technology
automation and ai
Of course the rise of automation and AI means some jobs may be replaced by robots in the future. However, new jobs are being created every day. Dell say 85% Of Jobs That Will Exist In 2030 Haven’t Been Invented Yet. It's not time to worry yet, it's time to keep on learning.
Here are some interesting links to keep on reading:
Do you want to find out more? Keep reading, or contact Anna, who loves to talk about this.
what are the future trends influencing work?
Some of the many trends being talked about right now which will influence our work in the future are:
Globalisation and Urbanisation
The rise of the 'gig' worker
Social responsibility, resilience and sustainability become even more important.
More generations in the workplace
All this means companies are going to be very keen to keep talent and we're going to need to stay talented and keep learning to be in demand.
These big trends have been shortened above, to give you an overview. To find out more, a few of the many sources for this information are Jacob Morgan (in the video below), Forbes and Deloitte. Do you want to find out more? Keep reading, or contact Anna, who loves to talk about this.
Where I’ve been talking about the future of learning and work - and where you can find me next…
Where you can find me next….
In March 2019 I’m talking with a few of my favourite learning people - join us!
Where I’ve been talking about the future recently
At Air New Zealand we are starting on the journey towards the future of work
Blended Learning and Development conference
Leadership and learning for the future