Technology is one of the major macro environmental forces that shape mankind’s way of living and do business. Since entering into the computing era, following the internet and current digital economy era, regardless of sector and industry, you are shaped by it. Either you adapt to the technology trends or you are expected to get wideout completely from the market. Let get real, employer is hire for someone who can make use of what they invested, high tech for the productivity and automation, if you can not be in the one way or another to value added, or still stay in the old generation of only know how to operate common office suite and typical application, even school student can be operate, you are not far from been the 5% of unemployment (the typical government figure use to describe those who will not rehire back or in the same previous position perk, due to demand and supply serve as invisible force govern the market).
Rise of the project economy, as more and more operation routines have been taken over by automation and robotics. From the smart factory that is capable of instant change configuration based on the market demand and supply report to alert the product model production to avoid overstocking the wrong product on the fly. Driverless self driving long distance transportation or robot chef operate a back-end kitchen, or call center with robot chat and capable of talking and speaking human-like language that you may not even notice but actually operate by artificial intelligence (AI). AI generated voice over text is widely deployed to serve a variety of use cases and scenarios. Mankind expects to make high value contributions in areas such as undertaking transformation projects that bring change with value-added.
On-demand learning and performing all forms of micro learning from web to mobile, picking up the new skills needed is the new norm, on-the-fly. Traditional college and university take a long time to teach subject by subject matters, compared with the modern and future digital-first learning on demand and on-the-fly, multi subject and multi tasking approach, a new on-demand learning style becomes the new mainstream. We are expected to pick up what is needed on-the-fly and adapt it into the new projects to get results now, instead of a couple of months or years later on.
Each round of industrial revolution helps mankind productivity breakthrough from the mean to higher factors of production, that yield even higher sums from the past generation. Just like all the past generations, new revolution and new paradigm will wipe out the old one. Companies and no matter how glorious their past, if they can not self-renew, be innovative and be proactive in adapting for the changing market needs and requirements, they will not survive long, as you can observe in the history.
Modern workspace expects everyone to shift toward multi-model, capable to operate from on premise, on remote and hybrid basis. Regardless of where you are, you are capable of producing similar output and results. The definition and reason for the office is undergoing a change for both perception and reality. Project teams get familiar working with project team members from over the world in virtual or work in projects on the same site for the project period basis, then move on for the different projects and take different project roles. For those that lack the flexibility in the project roles shift, from one act as project leader, and another act as project coordinator, sooner or later will encounter issues due to not being capable to perform in the project economy context.
Massive open online course (MOOC) service providers exist with reason, to offer tons of subjects for those interested in it, and can immediately learn from it, and apply it into the use case at hand. Learners can operate it via the mobile or web, depending on the micro time they are assigned to complete the subject. This will be a new norm for lifelong learning, for everyone to seize up based on your gap and fill it with action. You can then base on the subject matter to identify the new set of key competency needed and learn it the most efficient way you can be.
Physical bookstores will continue to shrink, it is not about they are not selling the right product, but in the wrong form. As the world moves into the digital economy, the digital product distribution and consumption will be the way the market makes consumption. For those who stick to old physical book as way for reading, compare with the on reading in the digital media, make highlight, remark and notes in digital, then share it in the digital, the different for the speed alone for one book, multiply it with the book you will read, will differentiate you from the competitiveness. Nothing wrong with the book content, physical books are the product before digital economy, do not have the real time global reach internet channel. As mankind living in the digital economy, the physical and location by itself, do not have any meaning as a way to define. For those who know what it means and how to seize it, and are capable of joining the dots and creating the meaning, will be the one who knows how to ride the new technology and adapt it for the future of work.
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