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21 Future Jobs the Robots Are Actually Creating

Posted on December 11th, 2017 by The Learning Factor

According to an Oxford University analysis, close to half of all jobs will be taken over by robots in the next 25 years. No wonder the press is full of handwringing about how workers will adjust and the best way to prepare the next generation for this A.I.-filled future.

 

But not everyone is alarmed about the prospect of radical change in the labor market. After all, this has happened before (for instance, when mechanization replaced the vast majority of farmers) and it turned out OK. Plus, a lot of today’s jobs are soul-crushingly boring and repetitive. Losing them just might be a blessing. 

 

Among these optimists are IT service company Cognizant. In a recent report (hat tip to Business Insider for the pointer), the consultancy notes that while creative destruction has always been with us, so has reinvention. Sure, robots will take jobs away, but they’ll also create new ones.

 

What will these new gigs look like exactly? The report imagines detailed job ads for 21 future careers that Cognizant thinks may emerge in the next 10 years.

Sourced through Scoop.it from: www.inc.com

Yes, A.I. will destroy tons of jobs, but it will create tons too. Like these.

How To Organize Your Day To Set Yourself Up For Success

Posted on December 11th, 2017 by The Learning Factor

If you’re constantly frazzled on the job, logging super-long hours with little to show for it at the end of the day, chances are good that you’re mismanaging your time. But the good news is it’s easy (enough) to reorganize your schedule and get back on a successful track, stat!

 

“There’s a lot coming at us: mail–and [all kinds of] paper in general–emails, texts, phone calls, bosses calling for help, deadlines, projects–it doesn’t stop,” points out Felice Cohen, organizer and author of 90 Lessons for Living Large in 90 Square Feet (or More). No wonder so many of us get so behind and feel so exasperated. But it doesn’t have to stay that way.

 

The answer isn’t to do more. “Not everyone can multitask, and most of us who do probably shouldn’t,” says Cohen. Rather, the answer is to do what you do smarter. And here’s how.

Sourced through Scoop.it from: www.fastcompany.com

Starting small makes a big difference.

33 Smart Habits That Will Train Other People to Treat You With Respect

Posted on December 8th, 2017 by The Learning Factor

What do people want out of work? More than money, more than benefits, much more than job security, a recent survey says, they want to be treated with respect.

 

If that sounds like you, how can you increase the respect you get each day at work? It turns out that there are specific habits you can cultivate that allow you to train the people you work with to treat you respectfully each day.

 

Here are 33 of these proven habits that can help, if you’re willing to stick with them. Implement a few, take inspiration from the others, and you’ll likely see dividends quickly.

Sourced through Scoop.it from: www.inc.com

Most of these are small, subtle changes in behavior, but they can have a big impact on how much other people respect you.

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