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Evernote CEO Chris O'Neill says the Gig Economy is changing technology

Evernote CEO Chris O'Neill says the Gig Economy is changing technology | Edumorfosis.Work | Scoop.it

Evernote CEO Chris O'Neill believes technology should be multipurpose – not strictly for business or personal use. He also believes you shouldn't dictate how users interact with technology. How people use it will vary based on their needs now, and there's nothing wrong with that. It's those two philosophies that have led to his company's success.

Unlike other organizational tools on the market, Evernote makes it particularly easy for users to maintain their personal and professional lives side by side, according to O'Neill. He said 70 percent of Evernote users like the organizational aspect of the service, and 50 percent use the program for lightweight task management or storage.

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The future of jobs, GigEcon, Co-Working Spaces, 4th Industrial Revolution, Liquid modernity, Knowmad society, Network society, Workplace learning, Automation, Digitalization, Robotics, and more...
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Redesigning work for our aging workforce

Redesigning work for our aging workforce | Edumorfosis.Work | Scoop.it

Today’s FASTEST-GROWING workforce segment is taking organizations by storm—wanting flexibility, equal opportunities, and better access to training and development. They are asking for deeper meaning in their work and looking to make societal impacts that transcend their own footprint. And no, we are not talking about millennials. We are talking about employees working well into their 70s, forging their way into uncharted territory and redefining what it means to be an aging worker.

The current volume and rapid increase of people remaining in the workplace well past traditional retirement age is unprecedented. For the last two centuries, life expectancy has increased by about three years every decade, according to the authors of The 100-Year Life, Lynda Gratton and Andrew Scott. This is pushing many to extend their working years.2 While overall, the United States labor market is projected to grow at an average rate of 0.6 percent per year between 2016 and 2026, the 65–74 age group is projected to grow by 4.2 percent each year, and the 75+ worker group is projected to grow by 6.7 percent annually.3 This trend is tilting overall workforce demographics toward the high end of the age spectrum, and the impacts of the aging workforce can already be seen at the individual, organizational, and societal level.4

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Middle-Skilled jobs are disappearing in the largest US cities

Middle-Skilled jobs are disappearing in the largest US cities | Edumorfosis.Work | Scoop.it

Economists often divide the job market into low-skilled, middle-skilled, and high-skilled jobs. Low-skilled jobs are those that just about anyone can do with a minimal amount of training, such as cleaning or working in a warehouse. Middle-skilled jobs are those that take a significant amount of training, but are routine once you learn how to do them, which includes most clerical and manufacturing jobs. Finally, there are the high-skilled jobs that involve a substantial formal education and critical thinking, such as positions in management and engineering.

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The Four Leadership Personas of the Fourth Industrial Revolution—Which one are you?

The Four Leadership Personas of the Fourth Industrial Revolution—Which one are you? | Edumorfosis.Work | Scoop.it

We are still in the early stages of Industry 4.0, also known as the Fourth Industrial Revolution, which brings together physical assets—including machinery, vehicles and inventory—with digital technologies such as analytics, artificial intelligence, cognitive technologies and the internet of things (IoT). This marriage of the physical with the digital allows for the creation of a digital enterprise that is not only interconnected, but also capable of more holistic, informed decision making. This ever-changing environment creates uncertainty that leaves executives struggling to ready their organizations for Industry 4.0. That said, some leaders are finding success navigating this new era to create growth.

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6 strategies to make Digital Learning Work

6 strategies to make Digital Learning Work | Edumorfosis.Work | Scoop.it

Organizations increasingly rely on digital learning for at least a portion of their leadership development and training needs. Online courses and other digital tools allow managers across multiple locations to train at the same time, saving companies time and travel expenses.

But getting a return from digital learning requires more than just a library full of content on the company intranet. Before jumping into any digital learning initiative, consider these 6 ways to maximize its effectiveness.

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Re-framing the Future of Work

IDC believes that the Future of Work is more than a cultural movement or technological revolution. The Future of Work is not easy to implement and only a few organizations have totally grasped the concept. For those companies that feel that FoW doesn’t affect them, they risk falling victim to the NIMBU (Not In My Business Unit) syndrome. IDC research shows that this approach is unsustainable for any organization – big or small, or in any industry – in the long term. FoW is the cornerstone of a successful Digital Transformation strategy.

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Unlocking the potential of Digital Nomads

Unlocking the potential of Digital Nomads | Edumorfosis.Work | Scoop.it

As digital technology evolves, so too, do the traditional business models. These business models are even in many cases, failing, leaving digital nomads (workers who are mobile because of their ability to work online) the opportunity to reap the rewards.

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Despiden a 243 robots en hotel japonés por “ineficientes”

Despiden a 243 robots en hotel japonés por “ineficientes” | Edumorfosis.Work | Scoop.it

Los dueños del hotel Henn-na, también conocido como Hotel Extravagante, inauguraron su exclusivo servicio atendido por robots en 2015 para ahorrar costos y mejorar el servicio a los huéspedes. Pero en estos últimos años han provocado más molestias y problemas en la atención y es por eso que 243 robots han sido despedidos por ser poco eficiente en las tareas como la recepción de los turistas o el traslado del equipaje, de acuerdo a un reporte publicado por The Wall Street Journal.

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Las 10 habilidades más demandadas por las empresas, según LinkedIn

Las 10 habilidades más demandadas por las empresas, según LinkedIn | Edumorfosis.Work | Scoop.it

Tener un título profesional y varios años de experiencia no son, necesariamente, el pasaporte para conseguir un buen empleo.

La pregunta clave es ¿qué sabes hacer? Y de ahí en adelante el candidato a un trabajo debe demostrar que más allá de ser ingeniero, programador o experto financiero, tiene las habilidades clave que una compañía está buscando.

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Survey: Employers want Soft Skills from graduates

Survey: Employers want Soft Skills from graduates | Edumorfosis.Work | Scoop.it

Employers want college graduates who have “soft skills,” such as being a good listener or thinking critically, but they have difficulty finding such candidates, according to a new report.

The survey was conducted online in September by Morning Consult for Cengage, an educational technology and services company, among more than 500 hiring managers and 150 more human resources professionals. More than 1,500 current and former college students from two- and four-year institutions were also surveyed.

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Three Education trends that will revolutionize the Workplace in 2019

Three Education trends that will revolutionize the Workplace in 2019 | Edumorfosis.Work | Scoop.it

As we ring in the New Year, it’s key to look ahead and think about the ways in which learning will change in 2019, and how those changes will affect the workplace. In 2018 we discussed the increasing value of soft skills; how the skills transformation is affecting the way we work; and the rise of the non-linear career path. These topics merely scratched the surface of the changes we’re seeing in education and in the workplace, which we’ll continue to debate in 2019.

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[60 Minutes] Facial and emotional recognition; how one man is advancing artificial intelligence

[60 Minutes] Facial and emotional recognition; how one man is advancing artificial intelligence | Edumorfosis.Work | Scoop.it

Scott Pelley reports on the developments in artificial intelligence brought about by venture capitalist Kai-Fu Lee’s investments and China's effort to dominate the AI field

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Talent not Technology is the key to success in a digital future

Talent not Technology is the key to success in a digital future | Edumorfosis.Work | Scoop.it

When it comes to translating technological innovations into real business results, technology is relatively easy to come by; it is talent that is often the limiting factor.

Companies have to simultaneously fill today’s roles and plan for future ones, most of them non-existent at the moment. Indeed, in a survey we conducted for the forthcoming book Goliath’s Revenge we found that only 27% of small companies and 29% of large companies believe they have the right talent for digital transformation.

Through our research we also uncovered six strategies companies can employ to ensure they have the people to accelerate digital innovation.

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It's time to dispel the myths of automation

It's time to dispel the myths of automation | Edumorfosis.Work | Scoop.it

Automation is a topic on which most people have an opinion. The level of knowledge on the subject varies greatly, as does the amount of fear that people feel towards the technological revolution that is taking place.

I get the impression that even informed writers - including myself - in this field often take, for numerous reasons, convenient short-cuts when it comes to writing and talking about automation.

It is therefore time to address the abundance of factors that are influencing and will continue to influence how humanity moves forward with automation. It is an intertwined and complex network of factors that allow for multiple outcomes. This article will shine the light on a selection of these parameters.

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Want a hybrid workforce? The trick is getting humans and machines speaking to each other

Want a hybrid workforce? The trick is getting humans and machines speaking to each other | Edumorfosis.Work | Scoop.it

A stealth company is trying to solve one of the oddest interoperability problems of the modern era: How do you get robots and non-engineers talking to each other? Founded by the former Director of Robotics for Google, the company, Formant, is making its first public bow thanks to a recently-announced $6 million in funding from SignalFire.

Formant's pitch is straightforward, and it illustrates the peculiar problem of automation in 2019: Robots perform a lot of tasks in industries like logistics and manufacturing, but those industries still rely on humans for crucial decisions robots can't yet make. Getting robots and humans communicating in real time to facilitate that decision-making has been tricky and usually requires an intermediary in the form of an engineer.

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Beyond experts: jobs, tasks, and skills for a data driven Future of Work

Beyond experts: jobs, tasks, and skills for a data driven Future of Work | Edumorfosis.Work | Scoop.it

The World Economic Forum (WEF) is upon us this week, and the Future of Work is one of its key themes. This is a good opportunity to catch up on the trends unfolding in this domain right now, and to ponder on the insights of the people taking note and shaping this discussion.

Automation and AI is part of this discussion as well, with the jury still out as to how exactly this will shape labor, workforce dynamics, and workplace transformation among others. Based on the WEF's latest report on the Future of Jobs, we highlight the major forces at play today. We discuss how these effect the technology behind the job market with Panos Alexopoulos, Head of Ontology at Textkernel, a Careerbuilder company.

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What is the Fourth Industrial Revolution Davos 2019

What is the Fourth Industrial Revolution Davos 2019 | Edumorfosis.Work | Scoop.it

The Fourth Industrial Revolution will take center stage at the World Economic Forum’s (WEF) annual meeting next week in Davos, Switzerland. It’s a term used by CEOs, policymakers and industry to describe technologies like artificial intelligence, quantum computing, 3D printing and the internet of things.
Some companies and governments are struggling to keep up with the Fourth Industrial Revolution.

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Top 6 trends influencing the workplace for 2019

Top 6 trends influencing the workplace for 2019 | Edumorfosis.Work | Scoop.it

The workplace is undergoing tremendous change as the result of new technology, shifting societal attitudes and new generations of workers with different needs and ideas.  Linda Trim, Director at workplace design specialists Giant Leap, said: ”The pace of change in the workplaces is picking up. These are the top trends we think that will influence how people work this year.”

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Rise of IoT, Robotics created 80K+ new IT jobs in 2018

Rise of IoT, Robotics created 80K+ new IT jobs in 2018 | Edumorfosis.Work | Scoop.it

The IT job market boomed in 2018, marking the highest rate of job growth in three years, according to a recent report from consulting firm Janco Associates, Inc.

Some 76,500 new IT jobs were created between January and November 2018—20,100 more new jobs than were created in the same period of 2017, the report found. An estimated 7,000 more are expected to arise in December, leading to a total of approximately 83,500 new IT jobs created this year.

The current economic recovery continues to create demand for IT professionals, with new positions cropping up in fields of robotics, the Internet of Things (IoT), SEO, social networking, compliance mandates, and identity management, the report found.

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“Si no entiendes cómo la Inteligencia Artificial está cambiando todo, vas a tener problemas”

“Si no entiendes cómo la Inteligencia Artificial está cambiando todo, vas a tener problemas” | Edumorfosis.Work | Scoop.it

La inteligencia artificial no es cosa del futuro. Ya existe, está entre nosotrosy está cambiándonos la vida sin apenas percibirlo. Desde la economía a la educación. Pero en el horizonte hay algunos cambios que podríamos llamar “drásticos” y que afectan a los empleos e incluso al modo que tenemos de relacionarnos. Necesitamos aprender, y pronto, qué nos traerá la IA.

Es por eso que nos hemos acercado a la oficina de Lasse Rouhiainen, autor del libro ‘Inteligencia artificial: 101 cosas que debes saber hoy sobre nuestro futuro‘ (2018), para que nos explique qué podemos esperar. Ameno, completo y cercano, el libro hace un recorrido por todos los sectores que podamos imaginar. Su autor responde a nuestras preguntas con su característico acento finlandés.

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What the next 20 years will mean for jobs – and how to prepare

What the next 20 years will mean for jobs – and how to prepare | Edumorfosis.Work | Scoop.it

The next two decades promise a full-scale revolution in our working lives. Before we look into the next 20 years, let’s take a quick look at the present – and something once considered paradoxical. We’re already living in an age of a lot of robots – and a lot of jobs.

As the number of robots at work has reached record levels, it’s worth noting that in 2018 the global unemployment level fell to 5.2%, according to a report last month – the lowest level in 38 years. In other words, high tech and high employment don’t have to be mutually exclusive. We’re living the proof of that today.

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Is Robotics taking away jobs -- Or creating them?

Is Robotics taking away jobs -- Or creating them? | Edumorfosis.Work | Scoop.it

We are always afraid of change when we are not sure about the outcome. Some people resist automation because they think that jobs will be eliminated and unemployment will rise. Working in the robotics industry, I believe this is a common misconception.

When I embarked on my role in this industry, my main concern was centered around whether I would be helping to create jobs, or whether I would be adding to unemployment statistics. I've taken a hard look at this question and ultimately decided that robotics automation will not increase unemployment. Here's my thought process.

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These 10 hard and soft SKILLS will be key in 2019

These 10 hard and soft SKILLS will be key in 2019 | Edumorfosis.Work | Scoop.it

It’s not always easy to measure soft skills, but more and more, they’re proving crucial in an increasingly competitive workforce facing a shortage of highly-qualified workers, according to new data from LinkedIn.

A large majority (89 percent) of professionals feel their skills are more important than their job titles, according to 2018 LinkedIn research that paints a picture of the changing workforce and the skills that will help workers achieve the most success.

Additional LinkedIn Learning research notes that the combination of a short shelf life of skills, combined with a tightening labor market, leads to skills gaps. Talent developers, executives, and people managers agree that training for soft skills is a top priority for talent development teams–all the more reason why job applicants should focus on strengthening those skills. In fact, 57 percent of senior leaders today say soft skills are more important than hard skills.

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Gaining insight at work

Gaining insight at work | Edumorfosis.Work | Scoop.it

 With increasing complexity in most aspects of a network society, the way that we support organizational learning must change. With low levels of complexity, knowledge can be codified into documentation and distributed throughout the organization. Best practices can be determined and then people can be trained to perform these methods at work. Basic aircraft flight operations can be taught in this way. But complex problems require implicit knowledge that cannot be put into a manual. This type of knowledge is nuanced and dependent on the context and situation. For example, negotiating the creation of the United Nations required many conversations and involved a myriad of social connections. It required social learning, which is how we gain insights, by connecting with others and learning while we work.

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POINT-of-WORK: Diversity of Disruption

POINT-of-WORK: Diversity of Disruption | Edumorfosis.Work | Scoop.it

Whether or not to move an organization’s technology infrastructure to the cloud appears to be more of a question of “when” to begin the move; not a question of “if” it makes sense to make the move. Take Digital Transformation as an example, though spoken as a single phrase, is by no means a singular event; in fact, transitioning to the cloud is phase-worthy, hugely complex, and typically spread over a couple of years of diverse disruptions due the enormity of the move. While IT resources shoulder a great deal of disruption inherent in core infrastructure transition, the greater disruption occurs within the diversity of operational workforce performance within the organization’s dynamic learning performance ecosystem.

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These are the 10 most in-demand skills of 2019, according to LinkedIn

These are the 10 most in-demand skills of 2019, according to LinkedIn | Edumorfosis.Work | Scoop.it

Are you looking for a fresh start in 2019? Maybe you’d like to get fit? Learn a new skill? Or change career?

According to analysis from networking site LinkedIn, 2019’s employers are looking for a combination of both hard and soft skills, with creativity topping the list of desired attributes. The findings chime with the World Economic Forum’s Future of Jobs report, which concluded that “human” skills like originality, initiative and critical thinking are likely to increase in value as technology and automation advances.

Strengthening a soft skill is one of the best investments you can make in your career, as they never go out of style,” LinkedIn Learning Editor, Paul Petrone wrote in a blog. “Plus, the rise of AI is only making soft skills increasingly important, as they are precisely the type of skills robots can’t automate.”

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