Hint: it starts with upskilling today’s leaders for tomorrow’s workplace
The World Economic Forum forecasts that the skills people will require for the fourth industrial revolution; a workplace which will feature AI, robotics and machine-learning, will include complex problem-solving, critical- thinking and creativity.
You might think those skills are available in abundance; however that is simply not the case.
As a seasoned consultant working predominantly with executive leaders to identify, define, drive and embed change within their organisations; the human skills required for the future are sadly lacking.
While a significant spend is allocated on readiness for the future; I believe the spend is inadequate when it comes to understanding and developing the uniquely human skills required to thrive during change.
Recently, I was supporting a client define and implement a major organisational change; while transformational in nature, it had little impact on actual ‘job security’ however certainly triggered change to ‘how we deliver our work’.