The future of work is an ever-evolving topic raising such questions as: What type of work will people be doing in the future? What skills will be needed? And what is the role of technology such as artificial intelligent (A.I.). There are lots of questions about the future of work however, the truth of the matter is we don’t know the answers to a lot of these questions.
It is now estimated that high school students will have 4-6 different careers over their lifetime, not jobs, but careers. Big difference. One thing is certain; we must start to develop new skills and attitudes to navigate this new and constantly changing world of work.
Here are some strategies to help you spot the opportunities within your career as you navigate through all the new twists and turns.
Keep a positive Perspective
It’s easy to get caught up in what’s not working well, the disappointments and the setbacks. Keeping a positive perspective on the challenges you face will allow you to make hard decisions that, in the long run, will pay off.
Control What You Can
Very often we like to focus our attention on what we cannot control. When we do this, it only serves as a source of negative energy, leaving us unmotivated, and unable to take control and ownership of what we want. Try to avoid worrying about high-level decisions made in your organization, and focus your attention on upgrading your skills, growing your network, or investing in personal development. This will give you a sense of control and a clearer picture of where you are headed.
Never Stop Learning
With the rapid pace of change and new job skill requirements, now more than ever we should all become lifelong learners. Looking for the growth and learning opportunities allows us to meet and exceed the job requirements for our current positions, or transition into another career altogether. Learning is the key skill towards creating a growth mind-set for our modern day work world.
Try these strategies, and you will soon find yourself moving from the unknown to the known future of work.
All the best in achieving your highest performance.
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