We’ve already seen the changes automation has made to different professions, visit the factories of a manufacturing company that used to be teaming with people and you’ll find hardly a living soul there. When the development of automation started to accelerate in the 70s, robots were accused as “job killers”, but now, we’ve learned to live with it and really reap the benefits.
Today we’re seeing technology and automation affecting more and more sectors due to the emergence and further development of big data and artificial intelligence. For the shopping centre and retail market, technology is really enhancing the industry, improving the guest experience and allowing retailers and shopping centre landlords to create and implement truly innovative campaigns, making the entire sector much more advanced and seemingly having the ability to continually evolve! For the real estate sector, technology has been developed to improve all aspects from the process of designing and constructing new property to managing assets more effectively and efficiently.
Technological innovations are changing the way we work, driving companies to re-think what skills they need in new employees to achieve organisational goals. Here a few ways technology is changing the way we work:
Technology doesn’t have to be a threat to people in the workplace, what it is doing though, is changing and enhancing job roles to include technology, which is raising a challenge as the skillsets for roles are adapting. So if you want to stay attractive to potential employers do your due diligence. Find out how technology, automation, and shifting market forces affect your industry. Do your best to cultivate a culture of learning to better prepare yourself and give yourself the ability to fully utilise the opportunities available to you.
“People are usually afraid of change because they fear the unknown. But the single greatest constant of history is that everything changes.”
― Yuval Noah Harari, Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow