One clear lesson arises from our analysis: adaptability – in organisations, individuals and society – is essential for navigating the changes ahead.
It’s impossible to predict exactly the skills that will be needed even ve years from now, so workers and organisations need to be ready to adapt – in each of the worlds we envisage. Inevitably, much of the responsibility will be on the individual. They will need not only to adapt to organisational change, but be willing to acquire new skills and experiences throughout their lifetime, to try new tasks and even to rethink and retrain mid‐career. Governments and organisations can and should do much to help: easing the routes to training and retraining, and encouraging and incentivising adaptability and the critical and increasingly valued skills of leadership, creativity and innovation.
- 37% are worried about automation putting jobs at risk – up from 33% in 2014.
- 74% are ready to learn new skills or re-train to remain employable in the future. 65% think technology will improve their job prospects in the future.
- 60% think ‘few people will have stable, long-term employment in the future’.
- 73% think technology can never replace the human mind. 70% would consider using treatments to enhance their brain and body if this improved employment prospects in the future.
- 56% think governments should take any action needed to protect jobs from automation.
- 74% believe it’s their own responsibility to update their skills rather than relying on any employer.
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