The world of work is changing rapidly. Technological advancements and the global pandemic call for massive changes in how we live and work.
Some job categories will become obsolete or automated due to
robots taking over labour. Other shifts such as covid-19 have transformed
traditional workplaces to virtual offices. Companies are adapting to these
changes by re-writing the rules.
How do employees survive and thrive during such turbulent
times? How can you ensure that your professional lives stay intact, despite
risks of job loss and industry disruptions?
Here are three things you can do to help you increase your
job security during these uncertain times.
1. Develop skills required by the new world of
Instead of job titles, place emphasis on skills and
aptitudes. The future world of work is for people who can solve real world
problems. In addition to technical skills required by specific roles, resiliency,
adaptability, problem-solving, and innovation are all transferable skills that
will not change with technology.
Resiliency – the
ability to bounce back from challenges and handle tough times
Adaptability – the
ability to adjust to novel situations
the ability to use creativity and intelligence to solve challenges
Innovation – the
ability to come up with new ideas and solutions
Networking is a valuable skill to develop which comes in
handy when you are seeking new opportunities, need help or looking to
collaborate. Build and maintain professional relationships now instead of
waiting for the moment you are stuck. You never know what doors can open up for
you through meaningful connections.
3. Develop robot-proof capabilities.
There are certain skills such as empathy and compassion that
robots do not have. Jobs that require human contact are unlikely to be replaced
by AI. These human-centric skills that build connection and nurture
relationships are going to be extremely valuable to cultivate if you want to
stay ahead of the game.
Global upheavals, labour market changes and unexpected
layoffs aren’t easy to navigate. However, upskilling yourself and investing in
continuous learning & development will help you face these times with
greater ease and success.
Unsure of your next steps? Book a consultation with us or
give us a call on 070 779 8488 for more information.