Geoff Augutis delves into how technology is evolving the workforce with the creation of new jobs happening right across the globe.
When your teenage child spends their weekends locked in a dark room playing video games with their friends who live half way around the world, it can be hard to see the bright side.
That being said this same young man or women is likely to be your first port of call when you are having tech troubles.
Part of the technological shift happening across the globe is the change in how we work, right down to the creation of jobs that simply didn’t exist yesterday.
These new roles can be daunting to those who didn’t even know they existed.
The key to being comfortable with this changing workforce and world is to understand where it all fits.
To do this let us explore some of these roles.
Technology creating new jobs
Robotic Engineer: outside of NASA, these jobs didn’t really exist in the past.
This career includes the planning and design of software and hardware systems that are used in robotic systems.
These are the people that assist in applications right down to self service checkouts and right up to the Mars Rover.
Scrum Master: no this has nothing to do with Football.
A scrum master heads up an agile project team and ensures that everything has a place and everyone has a role. These people are expert communicator and coordinators of humans and tasks.
Digital Transformation Consultant: things don’t just get automated and analogue solutions don’t become digital on their own.
This person assists organisations on their journey to using technology to streamline operations and deal with the risks and change management within the associated company and staff.
A fine balance between tech and people skills.
This is just a taste test of the roles that our children are preparing to take on in the workforce of tomorrow.
Whilst those tech skills will come in handy we also know that expert communication skills are in high demand.
Understanding the balance of what skills are required and how we develop them is the key to successfully guiding the next generation into the workforce of the future.