FUTUREPROOFING



  • We hear and see that the world is changing rapidly.

  • We can’t predict what the future holds.

  • Some jobs will become irrelevant.

  • Other job descriptions will be much different.



We need to prepare for what is coming.

Many aspects of the world are changing rapidly including the jobs and future occupations.

 

THE CHANGING WORKPLACE:

  • Machine learning algorithms can diagnose certain types of cancers better than doctors.

  • Artificial intelligence can analyze legal documents better than lawyers.

  • Intelligent systems can and will perform more tasks better than humans.

DEVELOP OUR HUMAN SKILLS:

  • Instead of trying to compete with intelligent machines, we will need to use our human skills.

  • Critical thinking, cooperation, and communication will become more important in our daily lives. 

  • When doing our jobs we will need to do activities as humanely as possible.

  • By spending more time with our customers, we can figure out what their problems are and how to best solve them.

THE GLOBAL MARKETPLACE:

Also, the global marketplace will become more predominant.

Learning more about how people work internationally will enable us to thrive.

We can:

  • Take on work assignments with global exposure

  • Learn a new language; and

  • Discover more about other cultures.

We need to learn about how people work internationally.

This enables us to work in the global marketplace.

THE SKILLS:

By living and working in a more humane manner, we can make it difficult or even impossible for us to be replaced.

Self-management skills such as flexibility, resilience, and active learning will become more important.

Some of the soft skills needed for future jobs are:

  • Critical thinking;

  • Problem-solving;

  • Negotiations and reasoning;

  • Time management;

  • Resilience; and

  • Leadership and social influence.

THE JOBS:

What will some jobs look like five years from now?

Will they even exist in 5, 10, or 20 years?

What will happen to the organization and industry you work for?

All jobs and professions will be affected.

Some occupations will be affected to a lesser degree.

Examples are nurses, dentists, firefighters, police officers, and veterinarians.

Teachers, nutritionists, and therapists are unlikely to be replaced.

The ability to work with, help, and lead others is required.

HOW CAN WE HELP?

We can help our younger generation gain the skills they will use in their future careers.

This will enable them to help and lead others during these changing and turbulent times.

LEARN MORE:

Are you are interested in learning more about online youth group sessions?

If so, contact us to obtain a report on a simple and easy system on how to set up group coaching programs for youth. You can do this in the ‘Contact us‘ section of the website.

Please contact us to enter the discussion, REQUEST A FREE COPY OF THE GROUP COACHING PLAYBOOK or JOIN THE REGULAR COACHES FORUM. 

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Wishing you lots of love and laughter, as always.

Fred Jones

Victoria, BC Canada

Fred Jones

Fred Jones

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