I touched on it in yesterday’s post, but technology is changing everything we do. And this trend dramatically impacts the future of work.
Don’t believe me? Consider this: many of today’s most in-demand jobs didn’t exist a decade ago. Digital strategy officers, data scientists, and application software developers are just a few of the career paths created in the last few years by technology’s evolution.
The Fourth Industrial Revolution
The phrase ‘future of work’ is used above, but it’s important to realize we’re already working in what many consider the fourth generation of industry. In fact, 70% of employees’ fastest-growing skills are technology-focused and new to today’s professional landscape.
While you’ve undoubtedly read doom-and-gloom news headlines about the age of automation and how robots are on the way to take everyone’s job, this statement isn’t entirely true. Changes are certainly happening, but the Fourth Industrial Revolution promises much more excitement, opportunity, and business potential for employees like you.
Thanks to telecom, mobility, and IT management innovation, the future of work will prioritize human intelligence like never before. Gone are the days of repetitive, mundane tasks – tomorrow’s roles will require a new level of imagination, creativity, and passion.
Training and lifelong learning is no longer optional – it’s something you need to shape your own career path and adapt your skills to climb the continuously evolving corporate ladder. ‘Business as usual’ will give way to ‘business like never before,’ requiring technology management professionals to pursue growth opportunities and fulfill their potential to achieve success beyond what’s currently possible.
Three Ways the Future of Work Will Change the World Forever
Going forward, 60% of the global workforce can expect to experience significant benefits from automation – and that’s only if you consider currently available technologies. That means enhanced efficiency, improved productivity, and greater business performance impacting up to half of the world’s economy, over one billion workers, and nearly $15 trillion in wages.
For you, the future of work will change your job in three primary ways:
More Flexible, Project-Based Positions
Constant changes as a result of newer and better technology will throw traditional organization charts out the window. Positions will be more fluid, and some professionals will find themselves filling multiple roles within the same company (if your job isn’t already combining a number of different titles). Contractors and freelance employees are also likely to become more popular than ever.
Remote Work Becomes the Only Way to Work
While mobile technology and always-on connectivity has been reshaping work for years, the next generation of employees may very well grow up in a world without large, centralized offices. Automation and today’s innovations are making it possible to work from anywhere, reach new audiences, and expand your potential talent pool to find ideal employee fits.
Motivation is More Than a Paycheck
As businesses change as a result of technology, employee motivation will move far past the figure printed on your paycheck. The future of work will make positions with personal growth and development opportunities, access to cool new gadgets, and the ability to fulfill personal missions and beliefs more important than a simple six-figure salary any number of organizations can potentially offer.
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