The future of work will never be definitive. Indeed, one of the key features of our new world of work is its ability to surprise and confound us.
A clear example is the simultaneous displacement and creation of jobs owing to widespread automation. This transition presents many challenges and opportunities that governments, organizations, and employees cannot overlook.
A key challenge is that physical, manual, and basic cognitive skills are most at risk of becoming obsolete while technology skills, advanced cognitive skills, basic computer and digital skills, and emotional and social skills are increasingly in demand.
Therefore, it is imperative for reskilling to be an integral part of reimagining the future of work.
Questions we will be deep diving in but not limited to including:
(1) How prepared is Asia’s talent pool for the future of work?
(2) What are some of the challenges and opportunities of reskilling and upskilling this talent pool?
(3) What are the most important skills required of Asia’s workforce to adapt to the future of work?
(4) How can organizations support the skilling up of their existing and future workforce?
(5) What types of training content and platforms are suitable for a hybrid and remote workforce?
(6) How can organizations measure their workforce’s skills gap?
(7) Other than creating skilling up opportunities, how can organizations shift their organizational mindset and culture to be more adaptive to lifelong learning?