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Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Skills that are Hard to Automate

A thoughtful piece, that also creates a challenge for those looking at these kinds of things.I found myself thinking in each case.  Why and then How?  Think also about the demand for each skill in changing contexts.

7 Skills That Aren’t About to Be Automated
By Adam J. Gustein, John Sviokla  in the HBR

Today’s young professionals grew up in an age of mind-boggling technological change, seeing the growth of the internet, the invention of the smartphone, and the development of machine-learning systems. These advances all point toward the total automation of our lives, including the way we work and do business. It’s no wonder, then, that young people are anxious about their ability to compete in the job market. As executives who have spent our lives assessing and implementing digital technology in every type of organization, we often get asked by them: “What should I learn today so that I’ll have a job in the future?” In what follows we’ll share seven skills that can not only make you unable to be automated, but will make you employable no matter what the future holds.  ... " 

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