It has been an ease to work with technology nowadays- no doubt about that. But there’s a cause for concern, “How will it alter the job market by 2050?” Oxford University economists Dr. Carl Frey and Dr. Michael Osborne have already predicted that either 40% of the jobs will have no existence or will likely to be far different from today’s jobs. In a roundtable discussion hosted by The Guardian and associated with professional services firm Deloitte, these issues have been addressed by bringing together academics, authors and IT business experts.
According to Paul Mason, prominent technologies director for innovative UK, the work in future will soon become “the survival of the most adaptable”. As our way of work has been initially changed by the technology takeover, the remaining jobs for today will be varied and volatile.
Anand Chopra -McGowan, head of enterprise new markets for General Assembly, gave an opinion that the future workers need to be versatile and have to shuffle multiple tasks at a time. Thus, current education can play a fundamental role for progressive skills among people.
Since jobs are progressively becoming automated and superfluous, there’s a frequent need to stay updated with the recent technological advances. In the future, there’s a chance for a “job for life” to be obsolete. Chopra-McGowan has clearly reflected that to work on different areas, people need to be continually savvy by 2050. He has been optimistic about the continuity of the jobs based on the practice of their skills.
Co-head of future of the internet interactive and the member of the executive committee for the World Economic Forum, Mark Spelman has an optimistic viewpoint about the idea of continuous training. He expressed his idea on training raid which will have the chance for all to be hired for a month based on their new skills, when needed.
This clearly points out the nature of the workforce will likely be more of part-time, freelance-based. According to Chief executive of iOpener Institute, Julia Lindsay, specialisms will be considered over employees themselves. The employers will focus on basically “what they need” and “for how long”. The future works will use more of creativity, leadership and self management at a greater extent – for making complicated decisions.
For businesses, this means staying on top of the newest technological advances. “It comes back to how we use technology to inform young people about jobs. Data plays a significant role – how can we connect kids at school in technology, and provide them more support early on in their career? It’s important that there is a cycle drive to foster a better digital environment,” says Mervin Chew, digital attraction manager for Deloitte.