Letters to the editor / Publishing information
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