Point 3 in this article talks about the different skills needed to thrive in the automated workplace: “Demand for advanced technological skills such as programming will grow rapidly. Social, emotional, and higher cognitive skills, such as creativity, critical thinking, and complex information processing, will also see growing demand.” If workers need different skills to survive in the workplace of the future, we need to start thinking now about how we recruit for individuals with the qualities that allow them to develop and grow.
While we expect there will be enough work to ensure full employment in 2030 based on most of our scenarios, the transitions that will accompany automation and AI adoption will be significant. The mix of occupations will change, as will skill and educational requirements. Work will need to be redesigned to ensure that humans work alongside machines most effectively.