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The future of work is a hot topic these days. With the rise of disruptive technologies, many people are worried about the impact they will have on our jobs. However, I believe that there is no need to worry. While automation may destroy some jobs, it will also create new ones that are much more focused on our human qualities. I see a bright future for work, I believe that disruptive technologies will lead to a rise in human qualities. So we need to focus on soft human skills to stay relevant in the economy of tomorrow.
Some experts estimate that between 78 % and 86 % of the jobs in our current economy are based on hard skills. The harsh reality is that the human body is actually not very well equipped to perform them for long periods of time without significant strain. The most valuable skills that take people years to learn also involve us making a lot of (expensive) mistakes during the learning process. Those skills aren't easily interchangeable either, making us somewhat inflexible.
Everything that can be digitized and automated will be – and that's going to lead to a dramatic decrease in value. Future technology will be cheap, efficient, and extremely fast at automating repetitive and routine tasks. Those tasks then become a commodity. It makes perfect sense that businesses are going to expect more and more routine tasks to be done by A.I. or by robots and I'm expecting that to happen within a decade.
Ai and robotics are going to automate a lot of tasks that don't really need human attention. This means that skills that can be digitized and automated will become less valuable, while the things that can't be automated will become more valuable. This is because businesses will be more interested in developing 'soft skills' rather than 'hard skills'.
Things like emotion, problem-solving, critical thinking, creativity, and social intelligence will be some of the most important qualities in the future workplace. So if you're thinking about your future career, focus on developing your human qualities rather than your robotic ones.
As Ai and robotics increasingly automate hard skills, we are going to be challenged to answer some serious questions about our purpose and usefulness. As our own technology makes us progressively more redundant and gives us more free time, we are going to be forced to answer some challenging questions:
Who are we, and why are we here? What does it mean to be Human? How do I lead my life and what does useful work look like in a future where many jobs have been automated? These are not easy questions to answer, but if we don't develop our thinking as fast as the tech, we will become empty vessels with very little to contribute.
The future of work is going to be about connection. In a world where we are increasingly disconnected from each other and our own true nature, I believe that the most important work will be the work that connects us back to ourselves and to each other. This includes work that helps us to understand and develop our human qualities, work that supports us in living more connected and meaningful lives, and work that helps to heal the planet.
So there you have it. The future of work is about human qualities, adaptability, and connection. If you want to stay ahead of the curve, focus on developing your soft skills and emotional intelligence. And remember, the work that will be most valuable in the future is the work that connects us to our true selves and to each other.
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Whether you need a keynote for a live event or something that can be viewed online or even pre-recorded, Christian has you covered. His presentations are truly inspiring and thought-provoking, and they will open your eyes to the world of tomorrow. If you are looking for a Keynote Speaker who will challenge the status quo and provide disruptive insights, then Christian Kromme is the right choice for you. Contact him today to learn more about how he can help your organization achieve its goals.
I was very impressed by Christian, right from the first time we spoke by phone, subsequent dialogue, and final presentation. Christian was remarkably quick in understanding our needs and customizing his talk accordingly. The end result could not have been more on point, which was amazing considering how little time we had and how little he was briefed. I welcome further opportunities to work with Christian.
John Dunne, Halma p.l.c., Medical Sector Vice President
I have seen Christian 'perform' a couple of times now, among others at a club of ambitious and critical entrepreneurs and during the kick-off of our event marketing agency. The story of Christian is very clever! Handsome how he can draw a parallel between biological developments and technological developments and revolutions. Besides, his story is more than a lightning-fast succession of gadgets and technical gadgets, but it is particularly relevant to how our society and all sectors within it will develop. Absolutely a must for every organisation that wants to gain insight into how to respond to all technical innovations and disruptions that are going to take place. And very beautiful: the end of his speech in which Christian ends with the 'human touch' and 'purpose'.
Pieter Bas Boertje, D&B Eventmarketing
The nice thing about Christian's keynote is that it is not an abstract high over presentation, he shows through practical examples that the exponential growth of technological developments is no longer unavoidable. Christian honestly and sincerely shows the chances and positive aspects of all those developments. That is what he does in his very own human way. And that is a unique combination for a fascinating keynote.
Nicoline van Mulken, Manpower Group
Fantastic, Very Inspiring, encourages reflection, impressive, Best Session of the Day! (score 8.4)
A. Allmers, FinanceFactor
Christian can help companies and people to take advantage of increasing technology and turn a threat into a challenge. Because every change offers endless opportunities.
Ad Nederlof, Founder & Chairman Vanad Group
Christian made a truly inspiring speech on innovation which generated a broader perspective for the law enforcement community in terms of novelty and exponential growth of changes introduced in our society.
Christian is a futurist who speaks about the impact of exponential technology on people and organizations. He tailors his presentations to the specific industries and the needs of your audience.
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