#2 — Big Data “Rules” the World
Big Data and predictive analytics are going to play a crucial role in the activities of knowledge workers. It will spark a revolution in how research is conducted, customers are identified, products are advertised, conflicts are solved, etc.
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This change will undoubtedly have an impact on “employability”.
We will need more “data-savvy” professionals.
#3 — The Disruption of Next Generation Knowledge Workers
Some innovations will replace and disrupt traditional “knowledge work” completely. Think blockchain technology and smart contracts.
If you believe (like I do) that any industry that is characterized by bureaucracy and prone to human error, fraud and hacking will be impacted by blockchain technology and smart contracts, it is obvious that knowledge workers have to get a much better understanding of these innovations.
The visit to the factory taught me that there is no room for complacency.
In the digital age, every aspect of work is potentially subject to disruption. And this disruption will be constant and relentless.
The conclusion? We have to put lifelong learning on the agenda.
#4 — Everyone Must Be a Creator and an Explorer
In order to compensate for the loss of standardized work, knowledge workers will have to find and explore niche or new areas.