In the past, most jobs were about manual labour. Back then strength and physicality won the day.
Currently, the good jobs use your mind. Your brain, your creativity and your ability to think set you apart. As knowledge workers, the company basically pays us for our brains.
Now, with Robots doing the manual work, and Artificial Intelligence (AI) doing the knowledge work faster than we can (without needing to sleep), what will the best jobs of the future be?
In the future, the best jobs will be about person to person, human to human connection.
As Robots and AI do their thing, the people who will be the most valuable are those who can connect, care, and help with a genuine authentic heart.
The future of work is the heart!
Recently after pitching coHired and was I told “You’re the only company who is using AI [in HR] who are actually putting ‘heart for people’ into what you do”. Which is not a surprise given our vision is ‘People Matter ∴ Do Good’ with a core value of ‘Love People’.
We believe that AI will have a huge impact on recruitment over the next 5 years. But we also believe that jobseekers want (and deserve) dignity. That only comes when the people in our company have not just brains (and they are incredibly smart), but more importantly heart.
If you want to know what to teach your kids to set them up for the future?
Teach them to love people.
Life can never be lived perfectly.
It won’t always go the way you planned.
At times it can be frustrating, annoying, disappointing and painful all at the same time.
And when our world is spinning out of control we can feel our choices are limited.
But … we always get a choice … about how we respond…
It’s easy to become frustrated or beat ourselves up when things aren’t going well. We can feel justified in the way we feel, vindicated even.
That is, until we remember that we always have a choice in how we respond.
When we choose to take a different position, when we step into different actions, then