The need to Adapt in a world driven by Technology


Technological developments impact people their jobs, the viability of companies, and even the viability of entire industries.  

An IBM study predicts that machines will take over the jobs currently done by 120 million employees in the world’s 12 largest economies by 2023. Many people will face redundancy if they’re not adaptable and able to reskill.

If you are thinking ‘this won’t influence my job’, you are probably wrong.

According to the World Economic Forum, 40% of workers require reskilling of six months or less and 94% of business leaders report that they expect employees to pick up new skills on the job. This is quite interesting with a global average employee engagement which resides at 20%.

Do people really care to reskill to do another job where they are just a gear in a machine? I doubt it, but there are solutions.

At the Adaptable Mindset program, we come from both corporate and startup innovation and worked with many Fortune 500 companies, with a proven track record. We’ve seen what happens if you don’t pay attention when there are so many technological developments that upset entire industries.

Let’s find out how technology will impact almost everything and what can you do to Adapt.

Don’t think this won’t influence your job and company

Always be open to the possibility of change.

I still remember big cable execs telling me 10 years ago that cable cutting (people moving away from cable) would never happen so drastically. See where we are at now, the market has shifted.

Or take lawyers who thought their prestigious job would stay the same. 

Here are  few other examples:

Everyone will have a copy assistant in the form of an A.I. empowered by GPT3.

Looking for a video editor? With descript, you can edit your videos just like you edit the text in word. Speed up production, cut-out the editor. It can also re-create your voice, great if you need to dub anything. 

Doctors are often surpassed in efficiency by A.I. when searching for anomalies in x-rays.

But you definitely need to start programming because that won’t be automated.

Which also turns out to not really be true. You can also get your app ready with no-code tools like Bubble or Adalo or have GPT3 write the code for you. You can see where the future is heading. 

With no code tools like Bubble and Adalo you can build an app on your own in a what you see is what you get editor. You can validate ideas at rapid speed and no longer need an entire development team. Can you imagine what this means not just for jobs but for companies and industries as well? 

Ok, ok, but you definitely need a data scientist to work with machine learning models, right.

Maybe, not.

The list goes on.

You get the idea, the world is rapidly changing, that much seems clear.

Processes that can be automated or enhanced by tech, will be.

I think you’ll also understand who wins if company A and B supply the same service and company A does use the latest in automation to speed up work and uses machine learning to find new patterns, and company B does not. —Guess who wins?

The good news is, it’s so easy to adapt these abilities in your life and business. 

At least, if you have the mental flexibility to be open to them. If you are able to see the opportunities. Luckily this is an ability that we train with the Adaptable Mindset program.

Now you don’t have to take the route of technology to prepare for a constantly changing automated IT landscape. You can also.

Become profoundly human

Adapt and develop your astute human abilities that technology won’t be able to automate like:

Critical thinking
Making new connections

Care for people

To really listen, feel, interpret, and imagine

Good luck handing all those things over to an A.I.

But why not combine both directions? 

Stay ahead in tech

For this, you need as I said earlier, an open adaptable mind. What we found that works really well is to help people connect with their intrinsic motivation and find the right technology that fits with their own goals. Technology should always be an enabler and not a goal on its own. 

Make technology the enabler that helps people reach their goals. 

Make tech work for you, work in unison, see it as your digital assistant. You stay in control and focus on the most creative and human aspects of your work. 

Experiment, play around, find what inspires you. Let’s find out together what you could use.

It’s quite easy.

To work on your very own Adaptable Mindset as an individual, you can follow this online program. 

As a company, you can also create the right environment where Adaptability is nurtured. We have defined several steps that you can take which you can read here.

Let’s move away from “that’s how we’ve always done things here” mentality. For your own sake.

You can also follow our online program and start today and learn how to build your adaptive organization. 

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