Editor’s Note: This post is by Paul Slezak, Cofounder and CEO of RecruitLoop – the World’s largest marketplace of expert Recruiters and Sourcers available on-demand.
Thinking about the future can be quite daunting. However, with enough preparation, you’ll be able to handle the changes it will bring. 2020 is not to far away at all and yet it will be a very different time.
With numerous studies and surveys saying that automated machines will take over the human workforce, you’re now faced with the challenge of predicting or deciding what skills will be most valuable to your company in the future.
While robots and Artificial Intelligence (AI) can do data organization and analysis, they won’t be able to understand the human complexity. It involves a lot of the technological intangibles such as motivation, drive, and most importantly, emotions.
You also play a critical role when it comes to leadership and managerial roles. At the end of the day, you’re still the one who’ll lead people and drive them to achieve the company’s goals.
Furthermore, people management entails collaboration and brainstorming – a natural flow and exchange of ideas from one person to another. Only a human can facilitate this kind of productive interaction with precision and accuracy. Besides, people participate better when they know who they’re talking to.
We are on the verge of the Fourth Industrial Revolution, an age that will require a new set of skills for the workforce of tomorrow.
Check out this infographic by our friends at Guthrie-Jensen, and find out the different skills that you’ll need to consider incorporating into your business by 2020 and how you can prepare for them, as well as the careers that will dominate the in the future.