You need to prepare for ever-changing world of work
WHILE the back-to-school season marks a return to the comfort of a regular routine in most families, for students, it is a time of untried challenges and unfamiliar changes. New schools, new teachers, new classmates, new course loads and new expectations are just the tip of the iceberg — the changes are often overwhelming.
Of course, change does not stop upon graduation and our entrance into the working world; on the contrary. The workplace is a rapidly changing environment, and both employees and employers need to prepare to manage the evolving and sometimes unpredictable, developments that come their way.
If it seems as if it’s getting increasingly difficult to keep up with the dizzying rate of change at work, you’re not alone in this perception, nor is it simply imagined. Four factors causing this acceleration are:
1. Technological advances will continue to affect how, when and where business is conducted as well as how we communicate while carrying out our work. It has been said that we will not merely experience 100 years of technological advances this century — at today’s pace, it will be more like 20,000 years of progress.
2. The accumulation of knowledge is also multiplying at a staggering rate.