The Nigerian Institute of Training and Development (NITAD) has observed a new wave of disruptions impacting on traditional jobs. The Chairman of its Annual Training Conference (ATC), Mr. Oluwaseyi Kuton told The Nation in Lagos that business models and the expectation of leaders are changing with an ever increasing imperative to innovate and build dynamic work.
He spoke as a prelude to their forth coming conference billed to hold in Abuja with the theme ‘The Future of Work”. He spoke on the need to train workers on the need to learn new ways of doing things. According to him researches have it that globally about half of the activities people are paid to do globally could theoretically be automated using currently demonstrated technologies. He disclosed that only about 5 per cent of very new occupations cannot be fully automated.
He said: “Some of those activities people engage in these days as work were not existing years back. It is therefore pertinent to focus now on what the future of work will be for effective preparation and enhanced productiveness”.
Kuton advised organizations that to be future-ready, companies need to embrace a new type of culture that empowers employers to find innovative ways to drive impact. According to him the future of work provides a helpful roadmap to engage the workplace of a new generation.
He further canvassed that with market shifting along social, economic and technological lines, organizations and leaders need new strategies to inspire and motivate their most valuable asset which incidentally is their people.
The chairman of the ATC said the ‘Future of Work’, provides valuable insights that will help organizations seize opportunities in this rapidly changing landscape, transforming a possible vulnerability into a competitive strength.
NITAD 2nd Vice President Mr. Olasunkade M. Azeez speaking on the need for government and the private to invest in education noted that without sound education no economy will grow and be competitive.
He stressed the need for all stakeholders in the economy to optimize what they have in terms of funding, regretting that the citizens are suffering in the midst of plenty.
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