You can view this as an individual who needs to adapt and adjust their skills, knowledge and overall capabilities to meet future job requirements.
Another way of looking at this is to understand the challenges we are facing at so many different levels.
The following infographics give you an idea of how work skills will change as we approach 2030. I’ve added an infographic compiled by Top10OnlineColleges.org highlights the skills that will be most demanded by employers in the year 2020. Compare these to work skills 2030.
WORK SKILLS 2030 McKINSEY REPORT
A report from the McKinsey Global Institute highlights how jobs based on human skills are likely to be affected by AI and automation.
WORK SKILLS 2030 OECD REPORT
A similar outlook is presented by OECD.
PWC RESEARCH 2030
Another view can be taken by some research by global professional services company PwC explores four possible futures – or “worlds” – driven by the “mega trends” of technological breakthroughs, rapid urbanization, ageing populations, shifting global economic power, resource scarcity and climate change.
Which way to the future?
All of the four possible futures in PwC’s report highlight the increasing use of technology to assist, augment and replace human work.
Some foresee the dominance of global corporations, others predict the growth of smaller, more individual endeavours. All, however, depend on digital technology to link talent pools and customers and create financially beneficial relationships, whether these are between individuals and corporations, or groups of people.
“By replacing workers doing routine, methodical tasks, machines can amplify the comparative advantage of those workers with problem-solving, leadership, emotional intelligence, empathy and creativity skills,” PwC says.
“Those workers performing tasks which automation can’t yet crack become more pivotal – and this means creativity, innovation, imagination and design skills will be prioritized by employers.”