Except for the existing zero-COVID strategy enforcement countries, the rest who adopt co-exist are undergoing and implementing various return-to-office policies. Most modern enterprises had some sort of digital workspace capability, be it from make use of the existing cloud-based office suite, real time call, web meeting and chat, or for some with the VPN and SSL remote access to office for exactly office-like experience, regardless where they are.
More and more news is reported, some of the companies eliminate certain positions, some make them permanent remote-to-work, while others ban remote-to-work and require presence in the office. Neither of the extremes seem to gain the majority in support, as most of the enterprise is implementing a hybrid workplace, said for the extreme COVID-19 pandemic period, to allow remote workers to work. Some are implementing shifts and dedicate one or more days per week or per month for remote work. Regardless of what or mix of it chooses to be implemented, enterprise should not be overlooked for the emerging technologies that contribute to modern and future of work.
Few trends beside the widely reported artificial intelligence, chatbot, self-driving cars, robotic process automation (RPA), below is some rare report but is for sure will make a massive change on what is available for the job.
Photographer is dead, everyone can be a photographer. With the advance of the hardware and software, and further assistance with machine learning and artificial intelligence, even ordinary people can make great shots, even with just the smartphone in hand. This is why photographers nowadays need to learn other things, from video and film production, to graphic design and creative application, from photographer to storygrapher, whether in the form of audio video and visual basis.
Novelist. One of the ways novelists make money is the volume of the description they write and make the scene and craft the story, so the reader can read and understand the story. AI novelist did exist, and just give it a simple sentence, it will expand into long and multiple sentences to fill the text.
Chef. One way to make a great chef is he can invent a great dish, and AI Chef can 100% duplicate what the great chef duplicates the same dish exactly to make it very useful in the backend chef operation.
AI law adviser. At the time, it still needed a human judge, but to help the person to decide on the case and speedly make the decision, an AI law advisor can quickly find all the related precedent and based on the case to highlight what needs to be done next, it is up to judge how to rule the case.
Long distance driver. Self driving vehicles make it eventually no more as current premium job to be. Since robot AI can do it.
Call Center or virtual assistant. We refer to AI chatbots or speak in natural languages and can let the conversation go and accomplish the objective, to find the time to make an appointment, to refer to a knowledge base to solve common and typical customer support.
Above are just a few of the jobs that have been picked and highlighted. More jobs if you observe carefully, you should find your own list of them. When the world goes in the big direction while transitioning to the fourth industrial revolution (4IR) industry 4.0, more dramatic changes will happen, like it or not, new kinds of jobs will be invented. It is important for enterprise and employee alike to understand the new emerging technologies and adapt them into daily use. The current great resignation, as reported out of 75% found they regret for the job move whether it voluntary or company make so. Technologies change as the speed of light. With the current rise of the low-code or no-code development platform, expect at least 75% of the new application development will come from it. It mean technical hardcore programming eventually decline, in one end, we have AI can do coding, on the another end, we have non technical business person who know the business application and use case well also can develop the application under the visual plug-and-play environment, in the extreme case, without even single line of hardcode needed. Are you ready and know where you want to pick up the new competency the world needs and unlearn from what the world no longer needs? So now you know why most of the great enterprise’s first priority is digital transformation (DT), how to use the emerging technologies and find the next big waves and mobilising enterprise resources to pursue it? Because they know, it does not have space for the second runner and the rest. If great companies in history can fall easily when they do not catch the next wave of big things that matter most for their industry, it will not be an exception for the rest.
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