The world of work is evolving every day, every hour. New technology has allowed us excel at a rate that we once thought was impossible. The change in our everyday working lives is becoming more apparent. Technological advancements make way for an exciting future. However, with this change means that there will be a greater need for today’s workforce to learn new skills. You see, the skills that we use today, may not be the skills we need in the future. Therefore, keeping up-to-date with industry news and trends could be the key to your success for the future. It’s time to start planning!
Guthrie Jensen say that we are on the verge of the ‘fourth industrial revolution’, and they’re not far wrong! Artificial Intelligence (AI), the Internet of Things (IoT) and quantum computing have exploded on to the scene in recent years. With the help of advanced technology, we’ve become far more creative and productive in our work. There is angst amongst certain workers who think that technology could end up replacing them. It’s true, human labour is declining with AI, machines and robot technology replacing them. Why? They’re faster, cheaper and ultimately, they’re more productive in the long-run.
Some may see this as a cause for concern, although I’d beg to differ. New technology brings with it new opportunities. Exciting times are waiting on the horizon and it’s up to us to seize the moment. However, each individual has the responsibility to up-skill and to be ready for what’s ahead. And with all that said, the team over at Guthrie Jensen have put together this infographic together, listing the 10 skills you’ll need to thrive in 2020.