Eight Jobs Humans Will Lose to Robots in the Future

Humans will lose some jobs to robots in the future of work. But humans will also win new jobs over machines. The short video below from the World Economic Forum below provides some freaky facts about how robots will overtake humans in the future of work. 

Robotics is one of five future of work mega trends that is shaping the digital age. Leaders and their workforces are not ready for workplace disruptions of this scale. In this post, I provide some helpful tips to help leaders prepare for the future of work. Below I explain what leaders can do to help manage the impact of human job loss to robots.

How to Manage the Jobs Humans Will Lose to Robots

Leaders can start taking action to manage human job loss to robots. 

1. Educate students and young professionals about "robot-proof" careers; 
2. Invest in technological skills development; 
3. Teach short courses on analytics, artificial intelligence, and machine learning to increase awareness on these future of work mega trends;
4. Manage the migration to robotics in a measured manner; 
5. Develop creativity, design thinking, and human-robotics communication and collaboration skills.

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Chris Groscurth, Ph.D.

Chris Groscurth, Ph.D., is author of Future-Ready Leadership: Strategies for the Fourth Industrial Revolution. For the past 20 years he has worked as a researcher and strategic advisor to leaders across healthcare, finance, manufacturing, government and education. In addition to his consulting work, Chris addresses thousands of leaders annually through speaking engagements and workshops. Throughout his career, he has held leadership positions with Gallup, the University of Michigan, and Trinity Health. Chris currently leads Stryker's global learning design and development team, shaping the future of leadership in a high-growth medical technology company. Chris received his doctorate in human communication processes from the University of Georgia and has bachelor's and master's degrees in human communication studies from Western Michigan University.

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