70% of professions do not exist yetAccording to a World Economic Forum report, nearly two-thirds of today's kindergarten children will end up in occupations that do not currently exist. We live in a world # nbsp; where more than 70% # nbsp; professions in demand in the future have not yet appeared. Things are changing too quickly. You need to think about this a lot, not to mention visualization. Futurologists around the world and leading universities in the world are engaged in such forecasts.
A report commissioned by the UK government and published by # nbsp; Fast Future, # nbsp; asked a select group of futurists and thinkers to list which science and technology professions they believe will be the most popular by 2030, taking into account advances and developments ... The group came up with 110 new professional roles, of which 20 were selected for research. For example, computers and robots are expected to change the fields of medicine and agriculture. In medicine, the invention of artificial limbs and organs will open up a new job for sports teams and the military: manufacturing vital systems for humans. # Nbsp;
At the microscopic level, nanomedicine will enable select scientists to treat cancer and other resistant diseases at the cellular level. Specialties such as "body parts maker" or "senior health consultant", "memory surgeon" or "time bank trader" can be expected to emerge.
For example, IT giants are already introducing unusual positions. For example, Microsoft introduced the position “Transcultural Anthropologist”, who works in tandem with a marketer to explain the relationship between cultural characteristics and their influence on brand attitudes. Or Apple has the Wizard of Light Bulb Moments, which drives innovation in the company and not so much looking for ideas as charming other people with them. # Nbsp;
Crisis situations change the labor marketObserving more than one wave of crisis, one can note how quickly and dynamically the world is changing. In fact, there is no stability: new professions appear - old ones are removed. We look at past generations. Not so long ago, a military career was super prestigious. And then the reform of the 90s - and a large number of people remained ousted by the system. Now we see that no hard-skills can give one hundred percent confidence and guarantees in the future.
According to one Russian HR-tech project, during a pandemic, about 20% of service users thought about changing their profession or have already changed it. The catalyst for change is unstable stories that even push many to launch startups. There is a niche in biotechnology - many new stories were born at the intersection of medicine and engineering.
After the pandemic, the first areas that revived and in which the active involvement of specialists began are those where digitalization is actively taking place and remote work is possible: the IT sphere, creative positions and marketing.
Now is the era and time of creativity, care for the environment - these trends are pushing for the emergence of new professions, unique specialists. These professions are at the intersection of caring for the world around them, protecting the environment. New technological and biotechnological positions are being introduced already in companies that, it would seem, do not in any way relate to environmental pollutants. At the same time, there is a shortage of technology and IT specialists on the market. This is a narrow segment, and so far it does not get wider.
New qualities of specialists for a new worldBased on the results of the year of the pandemic and various discussions with business owners and top managers, it can be concluded that such qualities as cohesion, a desire to act together, the ability / ability to take risks, to do what they have never done before, came to the fore in the teams.
It is not easy for top managers to take off the so-called “expert cap”, start acting differently in the face of uncertainty, and gain expertise in new areas. Leaving the comfort zone is very difficult psychologically, especially for those who have gained expertise, position in society. And young employees, lighter and more flexible to changes, provided some assistance to the more conservative expert management.
Flexibility, adaptability, the ability to switch to new things, getting out of the comfort zone, lack of fear to act and take risks, the ability to experiment - this was the set of those who were able to not only stay afloat during the pandemic and crisis, but also expand a business or even launch a new one. ...
Now there is a trend from global giants such as Amazon - they are hiring people with flexible, adaptive development skills, visionaries of their kind. Now in corporations, innovation is not strictly the director of the innovation department, conditionally, but any employee of different level who brings new bold and promising ideas becomes valuable. And they are ready to listen to him, they want to hear him.
The famous futurist Gerd Leonhard believes that it is useless to teach children today.