Jobs at Risk of Elimination
According to a recent report by the Brookings Institute, 36 million workers have high-exposure jobs that are in danger of being eliminated by 2030 due to automation. Clerical and administrative staff, cooks, waiters (or restaurant waiters), hotel clerks, short-haul drivers, most blue-collar workers, and those working in manufacturing could soon see that the 70% of the tasks they perform today are performed by machines. the next 10 years.
Artificial intelligence, robots, and machines will change the way we do our jobs in every industry in America. From restaurants and hotels to doctors’ offices and law firms, everyone will feel the effects of the Fourth Industrial Revolution powered by robots and machines.
In fact, a new blueprint for the workplace of the future has already been laid out. The workplaces we have grown accustomed to in the past will no longer exist. The new reality is that humans and robots will work side by side as co-workers in the future. Therefore, workers in all industries, regardless of status and position, must prepare now.
Customer Driven Changes
Consider this as an example. Amazon (which employs more than 100,000 robots in its warehouses) is causing organizations around the world to scramble. They dominate their competition by their response time. They meet the needs of their customers faster than anyone else. Order something today and, in most cases, your package will be delivered anywhere in the world the next day.
This is putting pressure on organizations to refresh and rethink operational strategies based on customer expectations, including demanding faster service. This has caused a completely new platform shift from work that is more customer-centric. With this new customer mandate comes the need for the most up-to-date, highly skilled and flexible workforce ever, thus the need for a new platform model.
Now this is where it gets really interesting, and this is why every American worker needs to reinvent themselves now. Only 42% of today’s businesses rely solely on permanent employees. This means that 58% of companies have already switched to a new workforce ecosystem. This new ecosystem, called the new “open economy of talent”, allows companies to hire the best talent (on demand) as temporary workers, contractors and consultants. By following this strategy, companies can hire from the most up-to-date, highly-skilled, and flexible talent pools at any time.
Why Upgrading Skills Is Now Critical
With the world of work changing rapidly, today’s workers must act now to upgrade their skills for tomorrow. In the very near future, your co-workers will be robots and machines. So ask yourself; What skills will I need to do my job in the future? Are there new training classes and courses I need to take? How do I invest in my own talents today to prepare my work for the future?
A new model has been designed for the workplace of the future. The workplaces we knew in the past will no longer exist. Artificial intelligence, robots, and machines will affect every industry in America, with temp workers, contractors, and consultants becoming the new norm and robots becoming more of our co-workers. Therefore, workers must act now to upgrade their skills for the new age of robots and machines.
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Cubie Davis King, MD, Ph.D., is a talent development specialist and author of the new book Reinvent Yourself Now. His professional toolkit also includes people management training, complex problem solving training, solutions in leadership development, employee engagement, succession planning, talent management, talent retention, and human resource law.
Dr. King earned his Ph.D. in Human Performance Training and Enhancement, and has managed Super Bowl-winning teams in the US Armed Forces, Department of Defense, Xerox Corporation, and Citi Group.
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