How to Save Jobs in 2020?
“Be the Automator- not the Automated”. This line brings a lot a depth to today’s competitive world, probably wouldn’t make sense in the past. Downplaying fears of jobs getting wiped out with Artificial Intelligence (AI), research says more jobs will be created than lost. The fear of 1.8 million jobs will be eliminated by 2020 has now been invoked to the world due to advancement in automation. It may sound absurd to a hardworking employee who gives his 100% in the 7-8-hour job on a daily basis. What if you would have told a Driver 10 years back, that he would lose his job today. He would probably laugh on the basis of his hypocrisy. But, today the job of a driver is at stake due to inclusion of Automated vehicles available to the market.
So how does an Individual face such an endeavour of saving his job?
“Unfortunately, most calamitous warnings of job losses confuse AI with automation — that overshadows the greatest AI benefit — AI augmentation— a combination of human and artificial intelligence, where both complement each other.”
What skill set should an Individual possess for the Future?
Here’s the walkthrough: –
‘Robots may help us get to where we want to be faster, but they can’t be as creative as humans (yet).’
Creativity is predicted to become a key skill in the future, so before one dismisses the idea of a ‘non-creative’ person, remember that creativity is the exclusive domain that will help you retain your job.
Designers, Musicians, Artists, Developers, Entrepreneurs the world in 2020 is your playground for new idea generation which will prove to be the deciding factor to contribute to the society.
The key is about having the mental elasticity to solve problems we have never seen before, and being able to solve them in a landscape that’s changing at breakneck speed and getting more complex by the minute! This doesn’t mean that you’ll be expected to solve the world’s problems. Having strong complex problem-solving skills will prove helpful in the big picture. The ability of a robot to make a decision is based on how robust the program code it is fed with. Here, a person with quick decision-making skills will prove much more efficient than the automated robot.
With robots infiltrating the workforce and job automation flagged to become increasingly common, social skills and networking will prove to be the driving element.
Even people in purely technical background will soon be expected to show interpersonal skills, and being able to negotiate with their colleagues, clients, managers and teams will be high up on the list of desirable skills which probably won’t be that fluent with a Robot.
One of the biggest skill set a human possess which proves to be the differentiating factor among Robots is the emotional quotient or intelligence. The overwhelming response from HR strategists was that when it comes to desirable skillsets, overall, social skills—such as persuasion, emotional intelligence will be of great demand to the company in the future.
It’s a social skill that’s particularly important to managers and leaders, so give your emotional quotient to a test!
Irrespective of how many jobs get automated and how advanced artificial intelligence becomes, employees will always be an industry’s most important asset.
In the end of the day we need people to manage other people, so it’s vital that in the future, managers and team leaders know how to motivate their teams, maximise their productivity and respond to their needs.