Being digital but also being very human
The World Economic Forum, the International Organization for Public-Private Cooperation, a forum that engages the foremost political, business, cultural, and other leaders of society to shape global, regional, and industry agendas, stated it clearly: the time to act is now.
Numbers tell the story:
- 75 million jobs are expected to be displaced due to automation and technological integration in the coming years
- 1/2 of the core skills required across all roles will change
- 133 million new jobs are expected to be created due to the transformation
Qualitative considerations build on it
What about the skills that we will need? The skills that will be required in the future are neither currently common in the workforce, nor likely to be available in the near future through current educational systems and workplace practices.
The Reskilling Revolution Platform
The time to act is now. That’s the reason why the World Economic Forum used their Davos summit as an opportunity to launch their Reskilling Revolution Platform, a project that aims at providing better jobs, education, and skills to 1 billion people in the next 10 years. It’s an ambitious project, considering that the current world population is estimated at about 7.8 billion. The video here below explains well the project.
What can we do?
The relationship between technology and humanity is a huge topic. It is one of the themes that—together with climate change, gender equality, diversity and inclusion, and LGTB issues—are shaping the world we live in at a macro level with fundamental implications in our everyday lives at the micro level.
This relationship may sound abstract, or far away from our day-to-day lives, but it is not. It has a profound impact on how we feel, how we think, and of course how we act.
But technology is just a tool. It is our responsibility to use technology to benefit our lives, our society, and ultimately the world we live in. It is our duty to focus on what makes us human and expand from there.
While we tend to think that we are on a path that is focused only on technology-oriented or highly scientific skills, the reality is that most of the skills increasing in importance are human skills such as creativity, collaboration, interpersonal dynamics, teamwork, and so on. This is great news! Now we only need to be sure that we are open to embracing the magnitude of change that is required to make a leap.
Do we really need a leap?
The way we think shapes the way we act, and it is so important to phrase things right. Using an expression like “taking a leap of faith” sounds close to jumping outside our comfort zone. I am not against this, but you are reading this article on a platform that is called Comfort Zone Shake-Up: a catalyst for flexible people to explore, experiment and expand their zones of well-being.
I believe that jumping outside our comfort zones shouldn’t be the only way to look at change. I believe we should acquire a mindset that helps us embrace change on a day-to-day basis, which means being focused on micro-actions and micro-moments that together can shape our future. It means being curious to know more about ourselves—free from other people’s judgment—discovering who we are and what we want, and living our lives in the pursuit of that.
A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step—Confucius.
How to train ourselves to embrace the reskilling revolution
We don’t need a leap of faith here. We don’t need to jump outside anything. You don’t need to become a different person. We can simply train ourselves to embrace change. We can train ourselves to embrace the reskilling revolution.
We are all different, and for a good training we need a personalized approach. The fascinating part of the training is to find your way into it. A framework may help to find your approach into this amazing thing called life. Shaking up our comfort zones and training ourselves to embrace change means:
- Start with you – learn to know how you feel
- Expand your comfort zone – learn to know how to think
- Find your WOW – learn to know how to act
Emotions, growth mindset, and micro-actions and a lifetime to explore, experiment, and expand your zone of well-being.
Is this easy? Not at all. Is it worth? Of course it is!
Photo by Boston Public Library on Unsplash
What about you? Are you training yourself to embrace change? How are you doing that? What do you do? I would love to hear from you! Leave a comment and share your story!
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