How is your organisation preparing for the Fourth Industrial Revolution? How are you ensuring your skills evolve to meet the requirements of the future?
This week the 2017 World Economic Forum is being held at Davos, Switzerland.
The first key challenge is to come to grips with the Fourth Industrial Revolution. The future will see the redefining of entire industries and the creation of new industries, driven by ground breaking advances in artificial intelligence, robotics, the Internet of Things, self-driving vehicles, 3D-printing, nanotechnology, biotechnology, and quantum computing.
These developments will transform the way we live, and the way we work. Some jobs will disappear, others will grow, and jobs that don’t even exist today will become commonplace. What is certain is that the workforce of the future will need to align its skillset to keep pace.
In 2016, the conversation was around the skills required to support these changes.
By 2020, it’s estimated some 35% of skills that are considered important in today’s workforce will have changed.
The Forum Report, The Future of Jobs, looks at the employment, skills and workforce strategy for the future.
While the Fourth Industrial Revolution could help us solve some of our most pressing problems, it is also dividing societies into those who embrace change and those who do not. And that threatens our well being in ways that will have to be identified and addressed.
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