Future of Work
Disruption to Jobs and Skills
The Fourth Industrial Revolution is shifting job roles and skill sets
“As business models are disrupted, employment is being profoundly impacted. The result will be significant job creation and job displacement, in addition to both heightened labour productivity and widening gaps between the skills that employers need, and those that potential employees have. During previous industrial revolutions, it required decades to adapt - by building the training systems and labour market institutions necessary to develop new skill sets. Given the relatively faster pace and broader scale of disruption brought about by the Fourth Industrial Revolution, an interlude like that may not be an option this time around. The World Economic Forum’s 2016 Future of Jobs report suggests that mismatches may emerge not just between the current supply of, and demand for, contemporary skills but also between those contemporary skills and those that will be required in the future.”
World Economic Forum Website Strategic Intelligence, Fourth Industrial Revolution: Disruption to Jobs and Skills intelligence.weforum.org/topics/a1Gb0000001RIhBEAW?tab=publications
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