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Robots and High-Tech design: The waves of the future

Robots and High-Tech design: The waves of the future | Edumorfosis.Work | Scoop.it
One of the more interesting sets of topics to follow right now is some of the design work and functionality improvements of robots or other high-tech pieces of technology. Depending on your social circle, and where you get your news, you might not typically see news about these things floating through your conscious mind, but it’s certainly entertaining to shift your attention that way occasionally.

And five topics in particular within the category of robots and high-tech design include pilot simulators, nanorobots as used in medicine, virtual reality headsets, humanoid robot designs (perhaps made to replace factors workers, for examples), and the fascinating designs and improvements with drones (the flying type, now being marketed for commercial interest as well as personal enjoyment).
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2017 Predictions: Mobile workforce to drive further enterprise change in 2017

2017 Predictions: Mobile workforce to drive further enterprise change in 2017 | Edumorfosis.Work | Scoop.it
In the mobile market, 2016 was the year of many factors converging; increased pervasiveness of the “internet of things,” exponential growth in mobile apps, transformation to “as-a-service” models, continued focus on mobile security and the advent of the “cognitive era.” We saw a shift in the workplace from a “one-size-fits-all” model to a more personalized experience in IT support and service. Users want to choose their own devices and they expect the kind of experience they have with consumer devices.

So as we close the chapter on 2016, there is no better time to step away from the day-to-day and reflect on what has and hasn’t worked over the last 12 months and begin to strategize not just for the year ahead, but to 2017 and beyond for a few trends that organizations will be paying close attention to.
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BYOD is just getting started, so prepare

BYOD is just getting started, so prepare | Edumorfosis.Work | Scoop.it
The bring-your-own-device (BYOD) trend has only just begun, according to a "Mobile Workforce Adoption Trends" report from research firm Forrester.

Just begun, that is, if one defines BYOD as employees choosing the devices they use for work. For those who instead define BYOD as employees paying for their devices, said the Feb. 4 report, "then we may be reaching the crossover point where your company pays for more smartphones than employees do."

The firm interviewed nearly 10,000 information workers around the world and found the number of "anytime, anywhere workers"—those using three or more devices, working from multiple locations and using many apps—to have risen from 23 percent in 2011 to 29 percent in 2012. Further, with tablet use for work and home expected to triple to 905 million units by 2017, "the anytime, anywhere work trend is just getting started," said the report.
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Retraining labour force for innovation is ‘challenge of our times’

Retraining labour force for innovation is ‘challenge of our times’ | Edumorfosis.Work | Scoop.it

Technology is racing ahead of the skills people have. This is the challenge of our times,” says Andreas Schleicher, director for education and skills at the OECD. A population with the right mix of skills can help ensure that globalisation translates into jobs and productivity gains, according to the OECD’s Skills Outlook 2017 report. However, the report also found that one adult in four has poor literacy or numeracy.

Those who are already skilled benefit most from training programmes, while the low-skilled are less likely to take part, the OECD adds.

It calls for tax incentives for learning, easier access to formal education for adults and better recognition of skills acquired after initial education.

Coding skills, for example, are sought outside the technology sector, with data analysts, designers, engineers, scientists and marketeers among those likely to need them. Softer skills such as problem-solving and communication are also valuable.

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OECD Skills Outlook 2017: Skills and global value chains

OECD Skills Outlook 2017: Skills and global value chains | Edumorfosis.Work | Scoop.it

The OECD Skills Outlook 2017 shows how countries can make the most of global value chains, socially and economically, by investing in the skills of their populations. Applying a “whole of government” approach is crucial. Countries need to develop a consistent set of skills-related policies such as education, employment protection legislation, and migration policies, in coordination with trade and innovation policies. This report presents new analyses based on the Survey of Adult Skills and the Trade in Value Added Database. It also explains what countries would need to do to specialise in technologically advanced industries.

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Innovation

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Today, i’m sharing some early work around ‘Innovation’, specifically, six foundational thoughts, and six steps in the process of transforming an organisation to be more able to innovate. I am not developing an innovation process, because i don’t view innovation as a process, but rather my focus is on ‘creating the culture, the conditions, for innovation to be unlocked’. This work draws upon some other strands of my work, specifically the Change work that have been sharing over the last two years, and aspects of Social Leadership and Learning.

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Harnessing automation for a future that works

Harnessing automation for a future that works | Edumorfosis.Work | Scoop.it

Recent developments in robotics, artificial intelligence, and machine learning have put us on the cusp of a new automation age. Robots and computers can not only perform a range of routine physical work activities better and more cheaply than humans, but they are also increasingly capable of accomplishing activities that include cognitive capabilities once considered too difficult to automate successfully, such as making tacit judgments, sensing emotion, or even driving. Automation will change the daily work activities of everyone, from miners and landscapers to commercial bankers, fashion designers, welders, and CEOs. But how quickly will these automation technologies become a reality in the workplace? And what will their impact be on employment and productivity in the global economy?

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Making it in America: Revitalizing US manufacturing

Making it in America: Revitalizing US manufacturing | Edumorfosis.Work | Scoop.it

US manufacturing is not what it was a generation ago. Its contraction has been felt by firms, suppliers, workers, and entire communities. In fact, the erosion of manufacturing has contributed two-thirds of the fall in labor’s share of US GDP.

But the decline has played out unevenly. In the past two decades, output growth in US manufacturing has been concentrated in only a few industries, including pharmaceuticals, electronics, and aerospace. Most other manufacturing industries have experienced slower growth or real declines in value added. The largest US manufacturers have managed to thrive despite growing headwinds, while small and midsize firms have been hit hard. Large firms have a stake in addressing this issue, since they face more risk without a healthy ecosystem of domestic suppliers to provide more agility and opportunities for collaboration.

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The Future of Skills: Employment in 2030

The Future of Skills: Employment in 2030 | Edumorfosis.Work | Scoop.it

The conversation about the future of jobs and skills is one of the most important in education. Pearson's research combines human expertise with the power of machine learning to understand the trends and make more nuanced forecasts than previously possible.

 

This research on the future of jobs and skills has implications for education systems, employers, and individuals. Some of the ideas described below are already being explored; our findings provide research support for these strategies. In addition, the research points to new areas for exploration by Pearson and our fellow education stakeholders.

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Demand for people skills is growing faster than demand for STEM skills

Demand for people skills is growing faster than demand for STEM skills | Edumorfosis.Work | Scoop.it
Advances in digital technology are changing the world of work. It has been estimated that more than 40% of human workers will be replaced by robots. This probably overstates the scale of displacement, but developments in the fields of artificial intelligence and machine learning will affect all sectors of the economy.

However, the impacts of digital disruption will not be evenly distributed. Previous waves of technology had the greatest impacts for workers in routine jobs, but now a growing number of roles may be at risk.

Even so, workers whose skills complement but are not substituted for by technology can use the new technology to be more productive and command higher wages.

What types of skills will ensure you are employable in the world of human and robot workers?

Two recent reports, “The VET Era” and “Growing Opportunities in the Fraser Coast” challenge the rhetoric around the importance of STEM skills in the digital economy, by revealing how demand for skills has changed over time.
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Robot army is transforming the global workplace

Robot army is transforming the global workplace | Edumorfosis.Work | Scoop.it
Armies of robots are spreading throughout factories and warehouses around the world, as the accelerating pace of automation transforms a widening range of industries.

And it is not just in advanced countries but in emerging economies as well where machines are a growing force, with global sales of industrial robots increasing by 18 per cent to a record $13.1bn in 2016, according to research by the International Federation of Robotics, IFR.

The rise of the robots has coincided with a surge in share prices of some of the biggest manufacturers in the sector, including the Japanese groups Fanuc and Yaskawa, Swiss engineering conglomerate ABB and Kuka of Germany.
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Beyond office walls and balance sheets: Culture and the alternative workforce

Beyond office walls and balance sheets: Culture and the alternative workforce | Edumorfosis.Work | Scoop.it
While organizational culture may be difficult to define and tricky to manage, it can have a powerful impact on individual and corporate performance. Research shows that organizations that cultivate a positive culture around a set of shared values have an advantage over competitors: Workers who perceive their very human need for meaning and purpose as being met at work exhibit higher levels of performance and put in greater discretionary effort.1 Beyond simply work output, culture is also a powerful driver of engagement, which has been linked to better financial performance.2 This is why, at many organizations, leaders strive to deliberately shape a culture that encourages employee effort and collaboration around a shared set of values.
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The rise of cognitive work (re)design: Applying cognitive tools to knowledge-based work

The rise of cognitive work (re)design: Applying cognitive tools to knowledge-based work | Edumorfosis.Work | Scoop.it

New automation and cognitive technologies present a unique opportunity to redesign knowledge-based work, but they likely won’t do so without a concerted effort to redesign work processes around their capabilities. In order to achieve the productivity and effectiveness benefits that these technologies offer, companies may need to adopt, or readopt, techniques from a variety of systematic approaches to process improvement and change. This time, however, they may want to take a synthetic approach to process change that is consistent with the unique capabilities of cognitive technology.

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Catch the wave: The 21st-century career

Catch the wave: The 21st-century career | Edumorfosis.Work | Scoop.it
In an age where skill sets can become obsolete in just a few years, many workers are scrambling just to stay current. How can organizations encourage continuous learning, improve individual mobility, and foster a growth mind-set in every employee, year after year?
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[PDF] Navegando el Futuro del Trabajo

[PDF] Navegando el Futuro del Trabajo | Edumorfosis.Work | Scoop.it
Quizás en tu visión acerca del futuro del trabajo, te imagines una fábrica llena de robots, automatizando tareas habituales, mientras los seres humanos orquestan las metas y finalidades últimas. Quizás piensas en el cambio demográfico de las poblaciones activas, con la fuerza de trabajo envejeciendo en las naciones desarrolladas, mientras que las economías emergentes tienen problemas para asimilar el número record de trabajadores jóvenes. O puedes estar visualizando una “gig economy” global en la cual la mayoría de los individuos trabajen en forma independiente, prestando su trabajo - físico o intelectual, en línea o personalmente - a una variedad de empleadores con sus propios términos y tiempos.
 
El futuro del trabajo podría implicar todos esos escenarios y más, al tiempo que fuerzas dispares actúan e interactúan para conducir la forma en que nos comportamos en la búsqueda de una vida confortable, una ganancia razonable y una sociedad justa y estable.
 
Es un gran tema y no es ninguna sorpresa que los expertos en negocios y la prensa han tendido a estrechar su foco, estudiando una u otra de las dimensiones del futuro del trabajo: automatización, demografía, el crecimiento de la fuerza laboral contingente, o algo completamente diferente.
 
Mientras que este estrechamiento del foco es entendible, el resultado es a veces una pérdida de vista de las conexiones e interdependencias entre todas las dimensiones. No podemos comprender dónde estamos y hacia dónde nos dirigiremos sin tener un panorama completo acerca de esta transformación en nuestras vidas, nuestros negocios y nuestra sociedad y no podemos ver el todo a menos que demos un paso atrás y dejemos que todos estos elementos puedan ser vislumbrados.
 
Los contornos del panorama están recién emergiendo. En realidad, puede resultar engañoso el explorar todo esto bajo el título del “trabajo del futuro”, el cual sugiere que los cambios no están aquí todavía y ocurrirán en un número indeterminado de años. La verdad es que muchos de estos cambios están ya dándose, conducidos por fuerzas que han estado en marcha durante décadas. Tal como nos lo recordaba el novelista de ciencia ficción William Gibson, “El futuro ya está aquí ahora solo que no esta distribuido uniformemente.”
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AI and jobs: Here’s what one of the leading minds in private equity thinks

AI and jobs: Here’s what one of the leading minds in private equity thinks | Edumorfosis.Work | Scoop.it
There’s been a lot of chatter in recent months about the impact of artificial intelligence and machine learning on jobs. And while automation may wipe out hundreds of thousands — or millions — of jobs around the planet, we should not be too fearful.
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Robots e impuestos

Robots e impuestos | Edumorfosis.Work | Scoop.it

La aplicación de impuestos al trabajo realizado por robots es un tema que se ha comentado en numerosas ocasiones, la más reciente al hilo de unas declaraciones de Bill Gates al respecto el pasado febrero. Mi opinión sobre el tema es que se trata de un intento de aplicación simplista de un modelo conocido, pero que posee problemas fundamentales de diversos tipos.

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Addressing a cybersecurity skills shortage with a new approach to hiring

Addressing a cybersecurity skills shortage with a new approach to hiring | Edumorfosis.Work | Scoop.it

A recent surge in major cyberbreaches around the globe reveals cybersecurity threats are growing in both volume and sophistication, leaving potential victims scrambling to find ways to properly protect themselves and their data.

While arming your company with the best security software is a good start, it's not enough. Cybercriminals are becoming increasingly savvy and businesses are falling short on adequately staffing their security teams to defend themselves against these hackers.

Demand for skilled security professionals is one of the biggest challenges facing the industry today, and it's only expected to grow; experts predict a shortage of 1.5 million open and unfilled security positions by 2020. This gap is further exasperated by a lack of the right skills needed to meet the modern security landscape. In the face of increasing threats, this is a shortage the industry simply cannot afford.

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¿Qué son los Sinkies?

¿Qué son los Sinkies? | Edumorfosis.Work | Scoop.it
Cáritas Europa ha avisado de la aparición de un nuevo fenómeno de pobreza juvenil, los 'sinkies' (Single Income, No Kids): ingresos únicos y sin hijos. El término, acuñado por la organización, se refiere a las parejas jóvenes sin hijos que trabajan pero que, cuando se combinan sus salarios, apenas ganan el equivalente a un ingreso único decente.

"La aparición de sinkies es una señal extremadamente grave que los responsables políticos deben tomar muy en serio. Esta será la primera generación en décadas que corre el riesgo de estar en peores condiciones que sus padres, lo que traerá profundas consecuencias para la cohesión social, los modelos sociales y los sistemas de protección social. Corremos el riesgo de una sociedad que se hunde si no se toman medidas ahora", ha alertado el secretario general de Cáritas Europa, Jorge Nuño.
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The meaning of life in a world without work

The meaning of life in a world without work | Edumorfosis.Work | Scoop.it
Most jobs that exist today might disappear within decades. As artificial intelligence outperforms humans in more and more tasks, it will replace humans in more and more jobs. Many new professions are likely to appear: virtual-world designers, for example. But such professions will probably require more creativity and flexibility, and it is unclear whether 40-year-old unemployed taxi drivers or insurance agents will be able to reinvent themselves as virtual-world designers (try to imagine a virtual world created by an insurance agent!). And even if the ex-insurance agent somehow makes the transition into a virtual-world designer, the pace of progress is such that within another decade he might have to reinvent himself yet again.

The crucial problem isn’t creating new jobs. The crucial problem is creating new jobs that humans perform better than algorithms. Consequently, by 2050 a new class of people might emerge – the useless class. People who are not just unemployed, but unemployable.
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El futuro del trabajo: ‘the crowd is the new cloud’

El futuro del trabajo: ‘the crowd is the new cloud’ | Edumorfosis.Work | Scoop.it

En un futuro cercano la mayoría de tus oportunidades de generación de ingresos van a estar mediadas por plataformas digitales. Tu jefe será un algoritmo que te asignará tareas en función de tu reputación y logros pasados. Todo eso será así a no ser que hagamos algo al respecto.

Tradicionalmente, siguiendo la teoría de los costes de transacción, organizaciones y empresas han internalizado un buen número de procesos para ser más ágiles en la consecución de sus objetivos. Lo que ocurre ahora es que, gracias a la plataformas digitales, resulta más costoso internalizar algo que conectarse a ello como un recurso externo. Las plataformas digitales reducen de manera drástica los costes de coordinación, los costes de transacción y la asimetría informativa. Todo ello cambia la naturaleza de las organizaciones y nos conduce a la plataformización del trabajo. Tu “contrato” de trabajo será definido por los términos y condiciones de la plataforma.

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Employers say schools are failing to prepare students for employment

Employers say schools are failing to prepare students for employment | Edumorfosis.Work | Scoop.it
Since completing the Higher School Certificate this year, Tori Tucker has found it difficult to get a job in her chosen field as a cook because she did not study hospitality as a vocational education subject.

The NSW Business Chamber has called for an overhaul of the school education system in response to employer concerns that students are not being prepared well enough to tackle the modern workplace.
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La Cuarta Revolucion Industrial

Como podemos ver en el siguiente vídeo se explica cómo la Cuarta Revolución Industrial nos muestra que todo está cambiando hoy en día debido a la tecnología. Cómo la tecnología avanza cada vez más rápido; tanto así que, en un futuro nos será difícil diferenciar lo natural de lo artificial, y no solo ello; sino que también modificará fundamentalmente la forma en la que vivimos, trabajamos y nos relacionamos. Esta revolución tendrá el potencial de elevar ingresos globales y mejorar la calidad de vida de casi todas las personas; gracias a las perspectivas positivas en cuanto lo que es la cura de enfermedades reversibles, la mejora de redes de comunicación o simplemente una movilización más rápida (autos más renovados) como se puede observar en el vídeo. Sin embargo, como mencionan se necesita un nuevo sistema para optimizar el beneficio humano; lo cual podemos decir que “Este nuevo proceso sólo beneficiara a quienes sean capaces de innovar y adaptarse”.

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No creo que exista la 4ta Revolución Industrial. Lo que hoy día vivimos es una Revolución Mental. Nuevas formas de hacer las cosas, nuevos procedimientos ágiles, algoritmos, sistemas redárquicos y formas de pensar, que obsoletizarán las estructuras vigentes...

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[Report] Digitalization and the American Workforce

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Over the past half century, wave after wave of digital innovation has ensured that “digitalization”—the diffusion of digital technologies into nearly every business, workplace, and pocket—continues to remake the U.S. economy and the world of work.
 
Nurses work like scientists, using portable vein finders for blood tests, while auto mechanics employ laptops to troubleshoot cars, and salespeople rely on cloud-based, artificially intelligent software agents like Siri and Alexa to schedule meetings.
 
So rapid are the developments, in fact, that while the “digitalization of everything” has become a hallmark of tech’s promise of individual and business empowerment, it has also begun to prompt anxiety, including among workers who worry about their future in a world of brilliant machines.
 
And yet, for all of that, and despite much evidence that big changes are underway, surprisingly little data exist to track the spread of digital adoption across industries and into workplaces. In the absence of such information, the digitalization trend, as prominent as it is, remains diffuse and hard to pin down. Which is where this report comes in. To help address the shortage of data on the topic, this assessment provides a detailed analysis of changes in the digital content of 545 occupations covering 90 percent of the workforce in all industries since 2001.
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Digitalization and the American Workforce

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In recent decades, the diffusion of digital technology into nearly every business and workplace, also known as “digitalization,” has been remaking the U.S. economy and the world of work. The “digitalization of everything” has at once increased the potential of individuals, firms, and society while also contributing to a series of troublesome impacts and inequalities, such as worker pay disparities across many demographics, and the divergence of metropolitan economic outcomes.

In light of that, this report presents a detailed analysis of changes in the digital content of 545 occupations covering 90 percent of the U.S. workforce in all industries since 2001. The analysis categorizes U.S. occupations into jobs that require high, medium or low digital skills and tracks the impacts of rapid change.

The full report concludes with implications of the key findings and suggests ways communities can work with firms and workers to spread the benefits of digitalization while mitigating its potentially harmful effects.

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Without changes in education, the future of work will leave more people behind  

Without changes in education, the future of work will leave more people behind   | Edumorfosis.Work | Scoop.it

A glimpse into America’s future labor market suggests a boom in health care jobs, soaring employment in clean energy and a continued decline in manufacturing positions.

 

Those are among the key takeaways from 10-year employment projections released last week by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). The findings offer more evidence of widening socioeconomic inequality, the migration of jobs to the service sector and a drop in the number of middle-class jobs for workers with only a high school diploma.

 

This unfolding economic shift is challenging educators to shape curricula that will prepare students for positions requiring an elusive combination of soft skills — the ability to solve problems, communicate effectively and work with others — along with technical capacities.

 

 


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A glimpse into America’s future labor market suggests a boom in health care jobs, soaring employment in clean energy and a continued decline in manufacturing positions.

 

"Those are among the key takeaways from 10-year employment projections released last week by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). The findings offer more evidence of widening socioeconomic inequality, the migration of jobs to the service sector and a drop in the number of middle-class jobs for workers with only a high school diploma.

 

"This unfolding economic shift is challenging educators to shape curricula that will prepare students for positions requiring an elusive combination of soft skills — the ability to solve problems, communicate effectively and work with others — along with technical capacities.


The skill requirements in jobs have increased remarkably in their depth and breadth,” said Anthony P. Carnevale, research professor and director of the Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce. “The pace of change is outrunning the ability of educators to provide those skills and to qualify people for entry-level jobs.”

 

Learn more / En savoir plus / Mehr erfahren:

 

https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2015/07/19/learning-path-for-professional-21st-century-learning-by-ict-practice/

 

https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2017/09/27/the-change-trend-in-education-to-make-educators-teachers-more-professional/

 

 

Mark Cottee's curator insight, November 19, 11:09 PM
More evidence to support a universal change in the education sector.
Rubiel's curator insight, November 20, 11:16 AM
This unfolding economic shift is challenging educators to shape curricula that will prepare students for positions requiring an elusive combination of soft skills . The ability to solve problems, communicate effectively and work with others along with technical capacities.
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