Four years from now, over one-third of skills (35%) that are considered important in todayâ€™s workforce will have changed.
By 2020, the Fourth Industrial Revolution
will have brought us advanced robotics and autonomous transport,
artificial intelligence and machine learning, advanced materials,
biotechnology and genomics.
These developments will transform the way
we live, and the way we work. Some jobs will disappear, others will grow
and jobs that donâ€™t even exist today will become commonplace. What is
certain is that the future workforce will need to align its skill set to
CPSPD looks at the employment, skills and workforce strategy for the future and have started training tomorrow workforce today.
What skills will change most?
Creativity will become one of the top
three skills workers will need. With the avalanche of new products, new
technologies and new ways of working, workers are going to have to
become more creative in order to benefit from these changes.
Robots may help us get to where we want to be faster, but they canâ€™t be as creative as humans (yet).
Whereas negotiation and flexibility are
high on the list of skills for 2015, in 2020 they will begin to drop
from the top 10 as machines, using masses of data, begin to make our
decisions for us.
A survey done by the World Economic
Forumâ€™s Global Agenda Council on the Future of Software and Society
shows people expect artificial intelligence machines to be part of a
companyâ€™s board of directors by 2026.
Similarly, active listening, considered a
core skill today, will disappear completely from the top 10. Emotional
intelligence, which doesnâ€™t feature in the top 10 today, will become one
of the top skills needed by all.
Disruption in industry
The nature of the change will depend very
much on the industry itself. Global media and entertainment, for
example, has already seen a great deal of change in the past five years.
The financial services and investment
sector, however, has yet to be radically transformed. Those working in
sales and manufacturing will need new skills, such as technological
Some advances are ahead of others. Mobile
internet and cloud technology are already impacting the way we work.
Artificial intelligence, 3D printing and advanced materials are still in
their early stages of use, but the pace of change will be fast.
Change wonâ€™t wait for us: business
leaders, educators and governments all need to be proactive in
up-skilling and retraining people so everyone can benefit from the
Fourth Industrial Revolution. Think CPSPD. Start the future today.
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