There’s never been a worse time to be a worker with just ordinary skills and abilities to offer than now. With computers, robots, and other digital technologies acquiring these skills and abilities at an extraordinary rate, such a worker is at the highest risk of being irrelevant.
Workers with ordinary skills are rather not safe when the proposed fourth industrial revolution begin. Job security, however, with this work ethics can only be guaranteed if such an individual possesses skills and abilities that cannot inbuilt into these digital technologies.
One thing a computer would not be able to provide an organization of people is value-added leadership. Hence, being one would make you be sought after to lead people or process coordinated through automation.
Since a computer won’t struggle to have the courage to say “Follow me, we need to go this way,” an individual with high-level leadership skill would always be required at any moment.
A clear understanding of culture, emotion, history, group dynamics and also the physical environment would make anyone to be sought after by another organization even with 100 automation processes imbibed.
Secondly, technology is a fast evolving different dimension to all human activities. As the business environment changes, companies are also adapting to fit into the new ecosystem. And eventually learning how to use some of these technology and ways of interacting is becoming inevitable.
Therefore, seize every opportunity to learn and explore these skills (formally or informally). It would allow you better your career progression and stability in your job industry.
Global leaders have expressed concern over the high spate of job automation currently taking over across the world. With business owners considering bringing in high automation for almost every aspect of the job to be done. This would eventually translate to a loss of millions of jobs across the world.
At the present, the human race is started with competing with time. As there is no better time for a worker to consider developing special skills that computer programmed applications cannot offer.
Finally, the unexpected will always as well as sometimes things will always go wrong.
Hence, the ability to examine a problem, think through a solution and put in place is always going to be in demand.
This task a computer cannot achieve, as it usually needs human input to address its problem. The best of the computer also struggles with unexpected problems.
No matter what industry and the nature of activities, there will always be in need of people with a creative mind. And likewise good problem solvers.
By focusing on activities that are not repetitive and not straightforward you will make yourself difficult to automate.