“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.”
Excerpt from EdSurge — April 2017 A popular narrative in the employment market today is that a “skills gap” exists between the abilities employers seek in candidates and the capabilities that new college graduates gain through postsecondary education.
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.
From McKinsey Quarterly — July 2016 The hardest activities to automate with currently available technologies are those that involve managing and developing people (9 percent automation potential) or that apply expertise to decision making, planning, or creative work (18 percent).
Excerpt from the MIT Sloan Review — July 2016 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.