The prediction for the future of work is most promising if your name is R2D2 and your morning beverage is oil rather than coffee. With increasing speculation of mass disputation of knowledge worker roles, such as Lawyers and Doctors, in the next 20 years, will there be anyone left for L&D to train and develop? What does our future hold and how can we best adapt to the coming changes?
This session will explore changes to the nature of work, and how work is achieved, the role technology will play in this and strategies for responding to the change.
Facilitator’s Point of View
We are on the verge of a new era, where human and technology are so interconnected we are unable to achieve outcomes without them. The question is will robots and technology need us as much as we will need them? Are the advances in AI going to surpass human capability and leave us all behind? What are the uniquely human capabilities that only we can provide, what will this new world bring in terms of the creation of new roles for us? How does L&D support the rapid and complex learning needs in this environment? In spite of all the potential challenges I have an optimistic view of the future, one where we will find meaningful roles and create new jobs that we can’t even imagine today. Reskilling, learning and career development will play a critical role in facilitating this change. The question remains if that will be provided by the traditional internal L&D team or some other model.
LearningCafe Point of View
- Is the workforce going to undergo mass disruption due to AI robots and technology?
- If, so what does that mean for society, and companies. What is the new ecosystem of work, how does culture change and adapt to this new reality?
- What role does L&D have in this environment, how will AI and tech effect the content and methods of building workforce capabilities
- Will technology replace the L&D professional? If so, what’s next for us?
- How do L&D professionals reinvent themselves, what opportunities are opening up, start-ups, freelancing, working for and with robots…etc. What do you need to think about to prepare for the change ahead?
- Blog post and link to StartUp Smart article on the future of work: http://blog.careermoneylife.com/
- Inside HR article of the future of HR: http://bit.ly/1TsAwYd
- The Conversation – article on the pros and cons of startups: http://bit.ly/1SIAP2g
- Fact: Education is one of top 4 investment areas for startups. The study also found that education startups have been rapidly gaining investors’ interest over the last five years. “Since 2010, education startups have been on a tear in the seed marking growing from 6% to now 10% in 2015,” Tunguz says. He points to the success of two US education companies going public – 2U and Instructure. Numerous Australian startups are attempting to bring education into the 21st century, including on-demand streaming service for schools Kanopy and education management app Backpack.
- L&D Professional Magazine – Key Words for L&D in 2016:http://bit.ly/1RUiaiO
Ramona Saligari, Manager – Learning, Information & Knowledge at Maddocks