30% of jobs worldwide will be filled by robotic employees who don’t get COVID, don’t demand raises, and of course don’t go on strike
Until 2035 fewer and fewer unskilled workers will access the labor market not because of unemployment, but because of the evolution of the technology. Consider that soon, in addition to the dominance of online work, 30% of jobs worldwide will be filled by robot employees who don’t catch COVID, don’t claim raises, and of course don’t go on strike!
Work models are changing. Terms like Cybersecurity, Data Analytics and Blockchain are slowly flooding our lives, while hundreds of professions will disappear as robotic devices will be able to drive and “pound” products at the supermarket checkout faster and more safely than humans. , as reported. by protothema.gr.
The algorithms recognize faces on video from surveillance cameras, computers and mobile devices communicate with humans in natural language, neural networks read CT scans, car manufacturers prepare driverless autonomous IX, while meetings of the future will not only be via zoom but also with holograms , so that the executives of multinationals avoid displacements. And most amazing, the artificial intelligence ChatGPT it will be able to replace writers and poets. You order a poem in the style of Elytis or Kavadias and it’s ready for you in a minute.
The truth is that we are on the threshold of a new digital world and a new way of life that will remind many of a science fiction movie.
New professions, which we don’t even know about today and related to artificial intelligence, the volume of data and the speed of computers will be at the top of the list, while most traditional workers will live on government benefits. Elon Musk, the richest man in the world, warns that a Guaranteed Universal Minimum Income must be instituted to be able to live with dignity for workers who will be affected by the development of technology.
Until 2025 there will be 149 million new digital jobs and career advisers are now calling on students to plan their studies based on the needs of the far future. According to the research organization CSIRO, 75% of the new professions that will be absolutely necessary in two decades will be based on science, technology, engineering and mathematics.
Among the 20 most popular occupations are robotics engineers, software security and quality assurance testers, data analysts, statisticians, and actuaries, while accountants and auditors will continue to come in handy. Also, one of the professions Those that present a great perspective in terms of employment for the coming years are those related to 3D and 4D printing technology (t3D and 4D printing).
lack of experience
Apart from people in technology, the only people who will continue to have good opportunities in the new world will be doctors, nurses and psychologists, as people will always get sick and need medical attention and psychological support. Of course, art will always have its part in people’s souls, but it is certainly not qualified as a premium product in the new era. Skilled workers have always been in demand, but today their shortage is the worst in 16 years.
As an example, we mention that from 140,000 tech workers laid off after March 2022, 72% found new jobs within three months. An equally important change in future work patterns will be the rise of self-employment. Let’s not forget that digital platforms are the fastest growing new form of employment in the world. And most platforms already opt for the royalty-free freelance partner model, which is perpetually under the Damocles sword of evaluation. Ships of digital nomads, as they’ve been called, race to meet deadlines, working up to 18-hour days, for little pay.
The human factor
ManpowerGroup’s recent report on new trends in work titled “The New Human Age” finds that although technology can be the great catalyst, man continues to be a determining factor of the future.
According to the report’s findings, job vacancies play a major role in shaping new trends. In 2022, 75% of companies reported talent shortages. To expand their talent pools, more employers are reducing or eliminating college degree requirements and instead focusing on skills acquired through previous work and personal experience. Google, Delta Air Lines and IBM are just some of the companies that put academic performance before hiring.
He toocompanies turn to workers older, even retirees, to fill in the gaps. Another notable fact is that post-pandemic employees look for human values in the workplace, they prefer human connection and a healthy and happy work environment. They want to be more productive and live more meaningful lives. They are interested in big global issues, climate change, diversity, and bridging the skills gap. Therefore, they look for employers who actively support a healthier work-life balance.
Wellness is a widespread trend and many employers have installed gyms in their company buildings.while they often organize getaways out of the city. Likewise, one in two employees emphasizes their continuous training to remain competitive in the market and leaves companies that do not give them this opportunity. One particularly interesting finding is that 4 out of 10 workers would sacrifice 5% of their salary to ensure a 4-day work week.
The world’s largest trial to date of the four-day instead of five-day workweek, implemented in Britain over six months and coordinated by 4 Day Week Global, reveals it has major health benefits mental health of the workers, without harming the productivity of the companies.
A total of about 2,900 workers in various industries—from retail, financial banking, business consulting, IT, marketing, and healthcare to animation studios and small fast food outlets—worked four days over a semester. Throughout the period, the researchers tested the effects of an extra day off while conducting extensive interviews with both workers and company CEOs before, during, and after the experiment.
It is considered an auspicious element that the 92% of companies who participated in the pilot program indicated that they intend to continue with the four-day program. Most companies have already adopted the hybrid work model that allows employees to work some days from the office and others from home or from an alternative space (cafeteria, rented coworking space, etc.). Even the lounger on the beach has become a workplace for the past three summers, and those who have discovered this unprecedented pleasure have no intention of parting with it.
In fact, a part of IT workers managed to work for foreign companies with high salaries. income during your stay in Greece, where, in addition to the sun and the sea, it had, at least until recently, a cheaper cost of living.
proletarians of the future
Referring to the hybrid work model, labor expert Yiannis Karouzos points out: “In addition to the undeniable benefits for employees of hybrid work, it also reduces the operating costs of companies, achieves optimal productivity, since employees are less likely to employees are distracted (78% of American workers want to work remotely to avoid workplace distractions) and workers are less likely to quit their jobs.
Millennials indeed (at a rate of 69%) it sounds like they are willing to let career opportunities go, but they also lose out on important career benefits in exchange for a more flexible workplace! Hybrid workers are definitely the proletarians of the future who have to face a harsh reality as it is difficult to control the implementation of laws to guarantee the rights of remote workers.”
Currently, four generations of workers with different attitudes coexist in the offices.
baby boomers, generation X, millennials and generation Z. The dominant generation are managers, from 45 to 60 years old, who do not like flexibility. They believe that osmosis, fermentation and interaction between workers brings a better result. But what is the role of leaders in the digital transformation of business? As Mina Bagiota, CEO Branding/LinkedIn Expert and Managing Partner of MB Branding Company, notes, “Most CEOs were hired in a completely different environment than today, where they were sought after for a set of talents and characteristics that mattered at the time. , but they are not what the new era demands.
Now they are called to forge a new path. To redesign their companies, co-create their relationships with their employees, become more visible in the digital world and reshape the leadership model. In this new environmentCEOs they should also review the way they communicate externally.
In a changing world, communication cannot express the model of another era. They are invited to build their digital reputation through their social media presence and take a stand on major social issues. They can no longer… hide behind their company’s financial results and branding. They must present themselves as independent personalities and leaders of the new era, who will guide their companies and employees into the future.”
The fourth industrial revolution, the so-called “electrification” of the 21st century, is advancing at breakneck speed. We also wonder if we should consider robots, artificial intelligence and any type of automation as the enemy of man… “Businesses must use the power of technology to redefine, not dehumanize, the workplace,” he says Dr. Tomas Chamorro -Premuzic, General Manager of Innovation at Manpower Group. “The last thing machines can do is show respect, appreciation or concern for others.
One thing is certain, not everyone should learn to program. The real need is for people to improve their soft skills and the personal aspects of their talent, which are actually the hardest skills to find.” Where are we in all this? How do we secure our rights as workers in the new world driven by machines? Labor law is being modernized – steps have also been taken in Greece – but its implementation is difficult to control. However, the development of technology is a path of no return.