Jobs at Risk of Extinction
According to an earlier Brookings Institute report, 36 million people work working in high-exposure jobs which could be at risk of disappearing by 2030 as a result of automation. Administrative and clerical workers, cooks, waiters (or server in restaurants) hotel workers driver for short Van sales surrey hauls, the majority blue-collar employees, and workers in the manufacturing industry could soon see 70% of the tasks they are performing today are being automated in the next 10 years.
Robots, artificial intelligence and machines will transform how we conduct our jobs in every industry In America. From restaurants and hotels doctors’ offices and law offices, all will be affected by this Fourth Industrial Revolution driven by robots and machines.
In reality, a new blueprint is already being developed to create workplaces for the future. Workplaces we have become accustomed to over the years won’t exist. Humans and robots will work side-by-side as co-workers in the coming years. Therefore, workers in every profession, regardless of their the status or position, must be ready for the future now.
Customer Driven Changes
Take this as an example. Amazon (who employs over 100,000 machines in warehouses) has caused businesses around the globe to move in a hurry. They have a head start over their rivals because of their quick response. They meet their customers’ needs faster than anyone else. Get something ordered today, and in most cases they can deliver it delivered to you wherever in the world within the next day.
Organizations are being pressured to revise and reconsider their ways to operate since customers are expecting or even demand faster service. This has led to a new workplace platform shift which is more focused on the customer. With this mandate from the customer comes the need to ensure that you have the most current high-quality, highly skilled, and adaptable workforce that has ever existed, which leads to the need for a completely new platform model.
This is the point where it gets really fascinating, and that’s the reason every American worker needs to reinvent themselves now. Today, only 42% of firms rely entirely on permanent workers. That means that 58% of companies have already shifted to a different workforce. This new ecosystem, termed”the new “open talent economy”, lets companies hire top performers (on demand) as temporary gig workers contractors, consultants, and contractors. Following this strategy, companies are able to hire with the latest well-trained, highly skilled, and adaptable talent pools throughout the day.
The reason why upskilling is now crucial
With the work environment constantly changing, today’s workers must take action now to keep their skills current for the future. In the very in the near future, you co-workers will be machines and robots. Therefore, you must ask yourself: what skills do I require to be able to perform my job in the near future? Are there new training classes and courses that I must be enrolled in? How can I invest in my own skills now to ensure my job is future-proofed for the future.
A new plan has been designed for the workplaces of the future. The workplaces of the past won’t exist. Robots, artificial intelligence, and machines will impact every sector in America, and contractors, gig workers and consultants will become the norm, and robots will increasingly become our co-workers. So, employees must take action now to refresh their abilities to be ready for the future of machines and robots.
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Dr. Cubie Davis King, Ph.D. is a professional development specialist and author of the latest novel Reinvent Yourself Now. His professional toolkit includes training in people management, advanced problem solving training, solutions to leadership development, engagement of employees development, succession planning, management, talent retention, and the law of human resources.
Dr. King earned his doctorate in Training & Human Performance Improvement and has led Super Bowl winning teams in the U.S. Military, at the Department of Defense, at Xerox Corporation, and at Citi Group.