But although things look gloomy for the average worker, there is hope. A new set of skills that robots and AI can't do well is emerging, and it will be the smart employee that sharpens those skills and makes themselves indispensable. A new report released by the World Economic Forum found that, with some reskilling, the average US worker has no less than 48 “good-fit” new career pathways to choose from.
You might be asking, "What are some of these skills?" High value skills include things like:
- Team and project management
- Complex problem-solving that involves people and emotional intelligence
- Technology management and repair
- Storytelling, such that it motives a workforce or sells a product
- Empathy and collaborative creativity
- ...and more
Although this all might seem daunting and a big transition for many. See this article on 6 reasons to be optimistic about the future of work.
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