We are in the midst of a Skills Revolution. Technology is transforming organizations, skills needs are changing rapidly and we know companies cannot find the talent they need. People with in-demand skills who can continually learn and adapt can call the shots. Those with ubiquitous skills see wages stagnating and insecurity ahead, playing out in politics, protectionism and populism.
We need to help people think differently too. We must nurture people’s curiosity and learnability so they have the desire and ability to continuously develop their skills to stay employable. With the right skills mix, people will augment rather than compete with technology. Helping people upskill and future proof themselves will be the defining challenge of our time.