- Human interaction is important
Manufacturing jobs have declined significantly the last 20 years, while the industrial revolution created jobs. These jobs are replaced by machines. In the Netherlands a car plant closed several times and the number of people working there have declined as well. Jobs, where the human interaction is high, have increased in numbers such as teachers, doctors and service related jobs.
- Skills are less important, than your personality
- People work together on a collective goal
Goals change when new information is revealed, this makes it hard for a computer to solve problems. Additionally there are several stakeholders in an organisation with their own interests and these complex problems are solved in groups.
These three reasons are not theory. With a changing economy human capital is being re-evaluated. Learning social behaviour is different than learning maths. This means some people can adapt better than others.
“When you show deep empathy toward others, their defensive energy goes down, and positive energy replaces it. That’s when you can get more creative in solving problems.”- Stephan Covey
Empathy is most important, but an emotion which is declining since the year 2000. Research by the Society for Personality and Social Psychology describes that the use of social media and reality-TV is making us behave more narcissistic.
Before automation and the industrial revolution we all worked in farms, and before that we where hunters and gathers. In the coming 25 years will be shifting into a new economy which focuses on human interaction. So don’t worry, but make sure you move into a job which won’t be replaced and don’t watch to much TV or check your time-line.