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ATD’s Foundations of Talent Development: Launching, Leveraging, and Leading Your Organization’s TD Effort by Elaine Biech

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CHAPTER 34

The Workforce of the Future

Will I have a job in five years? Will I be replaced by a machine? Will I have a robot for a boss? Will I talk to computers all day? You can sense these underlying concerns in many articles and blog posts.

Research shows that almost 50 percent of today’s jobs will be gone in 10 years. But they will be replaced by other jobs (Bersin 2017b). You can help your organization prepare employees for these other jobs and the future. Let’s take an in-depth look at the alternative workforce of the future—robots and some trends that will affect the future for the workforce.

As a trusted advisor, make recommendations to senior leaders about the kind of development employees will require so they can support future changes ...

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