No matter where you are and no matter what you do, you cannot ignore the versatility of robotics or Artificial Intelligence (AI) per se.
You can be an entrepreneur, a home-maker, an IT employee, a doctor, or a teacher, AI has extensively shaped up our lives whether one likes it or not.
As businesses have wilfully embraced and adopted AI and robotics, they have essentially found out that each and every job can be redesigned, thereby creating an all-new category of jobs, and these include ‘super jobs’ or hybrid jobs as well.
The use of robotics, cognitive technologies and artificial intelligence (AI) are here to augment and automate the jobs in every single genre.
This has prompted in redesigning of the jobs, which has given rise to a number of various domains.
The jobs that we see today are more data-driven and machine-powered as compared to the past and they, therefore, require a huge amount of human skills in communication, problem-solving matters, interpretation, as well as design.
As machines are all here to take over the past monotonous jobs, the work which people do these days are less routine and ever-evolving. Super jobs are the newest category of jobs that are here to change the working landscape of all major organizations all over the world.
You Can Turn a Blind Eye to It But You Cannot Ignore It!
In the past few years, a lot of people around the world have been alarmed by the studies which prompted that robotics and AI will take away all the jobs.
Even in 2019, this worry is quite prevalent in most of the sectors worldwide.
However, are these fears around losing jobs realistic at all? And if yes, then what additional implications will it have on the growing adoption of technologies in the workplaces?
First and foremost, this ever-growing technology needs to be discussed. The technology market is growing at a pace of 20% every year and is very likely to reach up to the US $5 Billion by the year 2024.
The Global Human Capital Trends of 2019 are of the view that the usage of automation is extensive along with all sectors and is all eager to perform multiple functions.
So, it can be rightly said that AI and robotics are here to stay and these are all set to make jobs all the more competitive in the near future.
The Evolution of Jobs
A few years back, all we had was standard jobs. These were the ones where different job roles had to perform work using some specified and constricted skill set. These jobs usually circled around repeated tasks and all standard processes.
Then came the Hybrid Jobs, which performed roles of work that used a combination of different skill sets of both technical and soft skills.
And now comes the super jobs, which are basically combinations of different job responsibilities from multiple traditional jobs which uses technology in order to augment as well as broaden the scope of the job which is performed and which involves all the more complex set of technical and human skills.
The Dawn of Super jobs
In the traditional work-front, companies have created a few fixed and stale roles with a pre-written job description, and then the supervisory and management positions are added on top of it.
When some of the jobs are automated by machines, the job that remains for the humans are generally all the more interpretive and service-related, which involves more of data interpretation, problem-solving, listening and communication, customer service, collaboration, and teamwork.
These higher-level skill sets aren’t fixed like any traditional jobs and hence, these are forcing the various businesses to create more evolving and flexible positions and roles.
These new jobs are generally termed as ‘manager’, ‘architect’, ‘analyst’, ‘designer’, and so on, and these are the roles which we today term as ‘super jobs’.
Researches have also shown that these positions are in the highest demand today and has the fastest acceleration in terms of wages as well.
These so-called ‘super jobs’ bring together several technical skills that include technology operations, data analysis, and interpretation, along with soft skill areas of collaboration, service and communication. Super jobs mean that an employee will have to have a number of skills to carry on with the work given by the organization.
In a super job, innovation has not just changed the idea of the abilities the job requires but has actually changed the idea of the work and the work in itself. Super jobs require the broadness of specialized and delicate skills that half breed employments do—yet additionally, join portions of various customary occupations into coordinated jobs that influence the critical profitability and productivity.
What Will Future Superjobs Look Like?
Future jobs will be different. It will require a lot of skills for one person to carry out a single position. Simply put, jobs will be defined by:
- The productivities of a workforce and the problems that it can solve, and not merely the tasks or activities which they execute.
- The relationships and teams which people engage in and motivate one another, and not by the subordinates that they supervise or manage.
- The technological tools which both augment and automate the workforce in order to increase the work productivity and enhance the customer experiences.
- The integrated learning and development of all new experiences into the real-time flow of work.
Now, imagine what this construct can do to the HR organizations. These days, the HR roles are dramatically shifting all because of the influx of technological innovations.
From chatbots to automated and AI workflows, everything has shifted from its core. A restructured job can easily incorporate technologies to increase the type of questions an HR service representative can answer. This can unimaginably add more power and value as well as opportunities to increase productivity in an organization.
All said and done, super jobs are the future. So, aren’t you all ready to embrace this all-new AI and robotics era of doing business?
You better be and should be all up to welcome the new change as it’s about time!
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