Are you worried about your future?
Are the threat of restructures and redundancy hanging over you?
The development of Artificial Intelligence, automation, outsourcing, offshoring, gig economies - all of these are having an impact on the world of work as we have known it for the last couple of centuries. A McKinsey report published in May 2017 states that “about 60% of all occupations have at least 30% of their activities technically automatable.” Only about 5% of occupations, they estimate, will disappear entirely; and still many more will be created.
So the reality is: your work will change. There’s no doubt of that.
But how? And what can you do to future-proof yourself?
The World Economic Forum’s Future of Jobs 2018 reports that:
By 2022, everyone will need an extra 101 days of learning.
Life-long learning is imperative “for organizations and for workers whose growth strategies and job roles are being affected by technological change.” In my view, life-long learning is imperative for everyone - regardless of the affect of technological change on job roles.
“The need for finely tuned social and emotional skills will rapidly grow.” McKinsey, Skill Shift: Automation & the Future of the Workforce, May 2018
The World Economic Forum report also identifies the top skills required by 2022, and it’s no surprise to me that at least 75% of those noted are skills clients gain from working with a coach. Active Learning and Learning Strategies, Creativity, Originality and Initiative, Critical Thinking and Analysis, Leadership and Social Influence, Emotional Intelligence are all skills clients develop in working with a coach.
During coaching, clients have the opportunity to self-reflect, self-enquire, and develop self-awareness, which leads to increased emotional intelligence, and better leadership and social influence.
A coaching program, by its very nature, is active learning. No-one with an open mind ever walks away from a coaching experience saying, “I learned nothing.”
A good coach guides the client towards creatively solving their own problems, thinking critically. It is not a case of ‘fixing’ a client, or telling them what to do. The coach has the questions; the client has the answers. The client just needs to be guided to access their genius.
How to future-proof yourself?
Invest in your future.
Learn and develop new skills.
Get a coach.
If you’d like to future-proof yourself, get in touch and let’s discuss.