Media: Forbes
Tags: #Perpetual Reinvention  #HR Decision Science

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Introduction

In my many discussions with clients, writings and keynotes about the future of work, I have always stressed the point that relevance in the new world of work hinges on our ability to ensure that the organization, its work and its workforce are perpetually being reinvented even as they are perpetually being rendered obsolete. New ways of working, digitalization, emerging automation options and new ways of organizing work are shrinking the half-life of many, particularly technical, skills while increasing the premium on many “soft” skills like critical thinking, problem solving, teamwork and collaboration. Countless professions that used to guarantee a good income based on earning the relevant technical degree and incrementally upskilling over a 30 year career are being disrupted exponentially such that the shelf life of such degrees is increasingly less than 10 years.

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