What is the self-fulfilling learning prophecy and why should you care?

Whatever the predictions, it’s true that many jobs will be created over the next ten years that don’t exist today. But if your organization and workforce embrace the changes and are willing to adapt, you can take advantage of the shifting skills landscape. You can navigate your own journey to success.

It was already 5 years ago that the World Economic Forum predicted that 65% of children entering primary schools today will end up working in new job types and functions that currently don’t yet exist. And this figure was an approximation before a global pandemic.

These predictions are everywhere. But they are not new. The skills landscape has always seen a continual cycle of growth and change, peaks and troughs. What has changed is the speed of the change — with four key forces driving these changes today: increasing job automation, decreasing talent availability, decreasing mobility of skilled labour, and ageing talent. Failing to close this skills gap could mean your business falls behind on its goals, losing revenue to the accelerating pace of change.

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