Jobs at Risk of Being Eliminated
According to an earlier Brookings Institute report, 36 million people are employed working in high-exposure jobs which are at risk of being eliminated in 2030 due to automation. Administrative and clerical staff cooks, waiters, and other staff (or server in restaurants) hotel workers and drivers Van sales for short-haul routes, the majority of blue-collar workers and workers in the manufacturing industry could soon be seeing 70% of the jobs they perform today becoming automated over the next 10 years.
Robots, artificial intelligence, and machines will transform the way we perform our jobs in all industries of America. From hotels and restaurants, to doctor’s offices, and law offices, all will be affected by this Fourth Industrial Revolution driven by robots and machines.
In actual fact, a brand new blueprint has already been created to create workplaces for the future. The workplaces we’ve grown accustomed to from the past won’t exist. The future is where humans and robots working side-by-side as colleagues in the near future. So, all workers in any sector, no matter their the status or position, must be prepared now.
Take this as an example. Amazon (who employs more than 100,000 robotic workers in its warehouses) has caused businesses around the globe to be fast. They are ahead of their competitors due to their speed of response. They meet the needs of their customers faster than any other. You can place an order today and most of the time they will deliver your order delivered to you wherever around the globe the following day.
The pressure on organizations is to rethink and revise their the way they operate as customers demand to receive speedier service. This has led to a completely new shift in the workplace that is more focused on the customer. With this new directive from the customers comes the requirement to ensure that you have the most current and highly skilled agile workforce, hence the need for a brand new platform model.
Here’s the part that gets fascinating, and that’s the reason every American worker has to change their ways now. Just 42% of the businesses rely on permanent workers. That means that 58% of businesses have already made the switch to a new workplace ecosystem. The new system, dubbed”the new “open talent economy”, lets companies hire the best talents (on demand) as temporary gig workers as contractors, consultants, and contractors. Employers who follow this approach can hire from the most current highly skilled and flexible talent pool throughout the day.
The reason why upskilling is now crucial
The world of work is evolving rapidly, workers today need to act quickly to upgrade their skills for the in the future. In the very in the near future, you colleagues will be machines and robots. Therefore, you must ask yourself: what are the skills I will need to be able to perform my job in the near future? Are there any new training classes or courses I should learn about? What can I do to invest in my own skills now to ensure my job is future-proofed to be ready for the future.
A new model is being developed for tomorrow’s workplaces. The workplaces we used to have in the past won’t exist. Robots, artificial intelligence, and machines will impact all industries in America, and gig workers, contractors , and consultants will become the norm, and robots are expected to become more of our colleagues. Workers must therefore act now to upgrade their skills to meet the demands of machines and robots.
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The Dr. Cubie Davis King, Ph.D. is a professional development specialist , and the author of the publication Reinvent Yourself Now. The professional toolkit he has developed includes training in people management, advanced training for problem-solving, and solutions for leadership development, engagement of employees and succession planning, talent management, retention of talent, and human resource law.
The Dr. King earned his doctorate in Training & Human Performance Improvement and has coached Super Bowl winning teams in the U.S. Military, at the Department of Defense, at Xerox Corporation, and at Citi Group.