THE WORLD OF TOMORROW
To prepare young people for this future, we must urgently shift our understanding of what it will mean to be smart in the ‘New Work Order’. This was the advice in a report released by the Foundation for Young Australians, which examined the skills school children should practise for future employment. Analysing 20 billion hours of work completed by 12 million Australians each year, they predict workers in 2030 will perform fewer routine and manual tasks, and instead focus on human interaction and strategic and creative thinking. They also predict management will fall by 26 per cent so employees will need to act autonomously and embrace an entrepreneurial mindset.