What you need in a new work order
Tan Jee Yee | 07 Sep 2018 00:30
We’re at the cusp of another industrial revolution, where automation and digitisation have altered the way we perform our jobs, if not alter our jobs entirely.
It certainly is cause for concern. Change is, after all, terrifying, and fear of automation is real – a Pew Research in 2017 found that 70% of Americans are worried about robots taking over their jobs.
In contrast, only 13% of Malaysians are concerned about automation, according to a Randstad survey.
But this does not mean that job displacements (or disruptions) won’t happen. Last year, Khazanah Research Institute (KRI) said more than half of jobs in Malaysia face a high risk of being lost to automation over the next two decades.
The next two decades may seem like a long time, but it’s not to say that it won’t happen sooner. We’re in a rapidly-changing job landscape, after all.
Digitisation and automation happen differently in different regions, at different rates. But you can’t deny that it is happening at an unprecedented rate.
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