“Many of the builders of technology today haven’t spent enough time thinking about the implications for the world.”
The authors estimate that almost all large American metropolitan areas may lose more than 55 percent of their current jobs because of automation in the next two decades.
“The most important skills to have in life are gained through interpersonal experiences, which stimulate real compassion, empathy, vulnerability and social-emotional intelligence.”
what if I told you that the skills gap was little more than fiction, and a different gap exists. I call it the “awareness gap.” While college graduates may leave universities with transcripts and resumes, employers aren’t able to see many of the skills they’ve developed through coursework and co-curricular activities.
20th century organizational structures are giving rise to devolved decision making by cross functional teams who work in sprints of activity, are funded via micro-budgets and able to deliver at unheard of speeds.
By 2020, the U.S. economy will create 55 million job openings … that emphasize skills like active listening as well as leadership, communication, analytics and administration competencies.
People seek a holistic life: they want to work with intelligent people on exciting and rewarding projects where they can be creative and left alone to get the job done
According to Brookings, digital services comprised over half of the advanced sector jobs created in 2013-15.
To be sure, digital technology is transforming [education as well], as can be seen from the myriad classes and learning vehicles available online. Yet the essence of teaching is deep expertise and complex interactions with other people
Many companies are responding to an increasingly digital market environment by adding roles with a digital focus or changing traditional roles to have a digital orientation. The list of “digital” business roles and functions is extensive and growing.