The challenges and opportunities at stake
Many of the jobs that existed 50 years ago are unrecognizable today. Being a reporter, an application developer, or CISO today requires fundamentally different skill sets than it did in 1970. These new skills are not merely digital; in fact, the digitalization of work is only a catalyst for a more fundamental human and process transformation. While this transformation begins with and hinges on technology, its effects reach deep into a company’s culture and people — how they work, where they work, and how productive they can be. To remain competitive, both from a business and talent perspective, executives must embrace these changes — and equip their employees with the technological and interpersonal skills to do the same. To fully meet this challenge, it’s worth examining the technological, job-related, and human changes that underpin it.