Updated: Mar 10, 2020
The human being who will live up to the ripe old age of 200 is already born! Astounding isn’t it? But such astonishment has become common place in a world that is headed towards a world that is run on the foundation of automation and Artificial Intelligence.
A company in USA recently filed to insure their bevy of new self-driven transport Lorries. Brick laying robots in Japan are turning out 1BHK houses at the rate of 10 per day costing $10,000.
In a situation like this you need to be at the top of your game to find a career that not only provides you a living, but ensures you fulfill your potential. The kind of characteristics in an employee the next generation is looking for are Creativity, Ingenuity, Agility, Adaptability, Sociability.
These skills are very different from what we’d been taught to hone as less as a decade back when employers looked for linearity, standardization, control, conformity, compliance. But most of us, without taking into account the tremendous progress that is underway in the way the world works, are still trying to teach the same old lessons to the next generation, ill preparing them for the Future of Work.
To better prepare your child/student for the world that is in the making, get them to ask these set of foundation questions
1. Who am I? 2. Why do I live and work the way I do? 3. What problem do I want to solve?
Once you have these answers what your child does in the world of tomorrow would simply be a matter of what they want to do determined by their answers.
Prepare your children for the world of their tomorrows instead of our yesterdays, because if you teach today like you taught yesterday, you are depriving the students of their competence tomorrow.
- Rashmi Ramesh