Future Friday: Will “Human skills” be enough in the future?

Fast Company magazine published an article titled 5 Myths about the future of work that you need to stop believing. These include: YOU NEED TO BE A QUICK LEARNER TO SUCCEED- It is not really the speed at which you learn something, it is whether you master the skill or not that is important.  IF …

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Future Friday: Will trends cancel each other out?

We have all read that there is an ever-increasing number of teleworkers, those workers not resident in an office, rather working from home primarily. My wife is just such a worker. She has just returned, however, from a “summit” meeting of all of the other teleworkers in the company. She enjoyed it. She said that …

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Future Friday: Why can’t we teach collaboration?

Reading an article on megatrends in the job market I came across a statement that said “But I’m convinced that the future belongs to women. Why? Because they tend to possess the human characteristics that will give them the advantage in the new jobs of the Fourth Industrial Revolution. Like the capacity for collaboration (instead …

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Future Friday: Your future will be determined by your attitude

I read two articles this morning that reminded me of the blog post I am reprinting below. The first of these was The Future of Jobs: Working on Being Human written by Michael Laitman. Laitman takes the point of view that humans will be replaced in jobs on a wholesale basis and will have little opportunity to …

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Future Friday: The Workflex in the 21st Century Act

Yesterday I participated in a #NextChat for SHRM that was hosted by the legislative team of SHRM. We talked about a lot of issues, and believe me, there are a lot of issues that HR pros think should be addressed with Congress. One of the areas discussed is the WorkFlex in the 21st Century Act …

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Future Friday: How will Artificial Intelligence be used in the future?

I have written about artificial intelligence several times, for example in Future Friday: Artificial Intelligence and the HR world and Future Friday: The future of work definitely involves Artificial Intelligence. So why am I writing about it again? The answer to that question is found in the more widespread coverage that AI is receiving. It …

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From the Archive – Future Friday: The explanation of the future is about prediction and not certainty

Many people have been writing about predictions for 2018. I wanted to republish this post from last September as a reminder that there is nothing certain in those predictions. This past week Hurricane Irma ripped through the Southeast, wreaking mass destruction and havoc. Many people in the Southeast are not able to read this blog …

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Future Friday: Tips for preparing for the future of work

I came across an interview in The Business Times out of Singapore that I thought was interesting. The three interviewees were key business executives in Asia. The interviewer, Jacquelyn Cheok, was interested in their perspective on the question “How can companies better prepare their employees, and how employees can equip themselves, for the future of …

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Future Friday: The future of work- When and What?

I have written about the “future of work” often. I have also written about the skills that will be needed for people to be able to stay employed. I came across an article in SiliconRepublic, written by Jenny Darmody their Careers Reporter. Her article was entitled When exactly is the future of work? She got …

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Future Friday: Are we creating enabling technology or replacement technology?

In many of the scenarios about the future, there are many dystopian predictions of robots replacing workers on a whole scale basis. I have even written about some of those predictions. (See here and here.) It is not a sure thing that workers will be totally replaced by machines. Some will, but others may not …

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