Let­ters to the ed­i­tor / Pub­lish­ing in­for­ma­tion

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Must-read ma­te­rial

I al­ways love read­ing Bul­letin mag­a­zine. This is­sue was sim­ply out­stand­ing, and I would like to sug­gest it as re­quired read­ing for my col­leagues on the Board of Di­rec­tors. Peter Artho, owner of Artho Bo­denideen, St. Gallen

Ideal for ex­ec­u­tives

For the last 19 years, we have given about 250 young peo­ple their first taste of the la­bor mar­ket with in­tern­ships. Your last is­sue of Bul­letin, “Jobs of the fu­ture,” is ideal read­ing for our ex­ec­u­tives. Michael Hein, CEO Job Fac­tory Basel AG

What will work be like in the fu­ture?

My com­ments on this is­sue: Peo­ple are still very skep­ti­cal about the trans­for­ma­tion to a dig­i­tal econ­omy on mul­ti­ple lev­els. When con­sult­ing ex­perts, it’s not enough to lis­ten only to the pes­simists or op­ti­mists. Nor is it enough to base ar­gu­ments only on past de­vel­op­ments and fear of change. Prac­ti­cal rel­e­vance and clear facts are nec­es­sary here, and with­out spin. It can­not come down only to be­liefs. Un­for­tu­nately, these dis­cus­sions usu­ally fo­cus on the up­per quar­ter of so­ci­ety, rather than ex­am­in­ing the fu­ture for the re­main­ing three-quar­ters of so­ci­ety.

More in­struc­tion on life skills, bet­ter self-as­sess­ment and flex­i­bil­ity in chart­ing a life course are needed. It’s cru­cial also to have strong so­cial skills and in­di­vid­ual com­pe­tence, so that self-em­ployed en­trepreneurs trans­form into mul­ti­ple em­ploy­ers. There is a great fu­ture ahead for “jobs with heart” that call for much cre­ativ­ity, spir­i­tu­al­ity, em­pa­thy and in­ter­per­sonal in­ter­ac­tion (such as care­giv­ing, ed­u­ca­tion, ne­go­ti­a­tion) or com­mu­ni­ca­tion/ in­for­ma­tion. A good fu­ture is also pre­dicted for in­di­vid­u­als and all types of small busi­nesses in agri­cul­ture, trades/crafts and ser­vices. Bruno Bet­toli, Gross

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