What Are the Required Skills for Today’s Digital Workforce?

by VanessaVaile

Don’t let the emphasis on workforce and business organization mislead you into thinking this article has no relevance to academia or the adjunct higher-ed hands toiling in the groves of academe

On Digital Strategy | Dion Hinchcliffe

As I spend a great deal of time every year looking at the latest technological advances for the enterprise, I’ve noticed a trend in recent years that’s long been true but is clearly markedly accelerating. That trend is that technology has officially pulled well ahead of the workplace skills of even the most proactive manager or line worker. It’s not that the digital possibilities are getting ahead of our businesses, it’s that high technology itself is proliferating so rapidly in terms of potent and truly transformative new products and services (social software, collaborative economy, wearables, 3D printing, and the whole hype cycle) that it is now very difficult today even for experts working on the subject full time to keep up.

I posited today on Twitter that we need to figure out a way to catch up or, as Andrew McAfee seriously suggests, perhaps the robots will just end…

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