Robots have become an integral part of every field. Many hardware stores have robots as customer guides, few robotic waiters. Japan has the world's fi
Robots have become an integral part of every field. Many hardware stores have robots as customer guides, few robotic waiters. Japan has the world’s first farm that runs entirely by robots and harvests 30,000 lettuce heads every day. In Germany, robots manufacture thousands of running shoes each day. With this, we can see how robots are overtaking the human workforce in any industry and are affecting the workplace and the economy. After all, the robotics is an inseparable part of our lives.
Robots will continue to replace humans in low-skilled or unskilled roles. According to global predictions, by 2025, a minimum 50 percent of all current jobs could be accomplished by some version of robotics. The artificial intelligence (AI) plays the most important role in this evaluation. However, there are plenty of jobs that can’t be performed by robots.
Ask yourself a simple question, “Can a robot do your job better?” If your answer is “yes,” then it’s time to up skill yourself or change a career path. Always remember, the more skills you have, the more you know, your position becomes difficult to be replaced. Consider the following suggestions for a brighter future:
Stay updated with the latest technologies and trends: Keep updating your skillsets with the latest changes in the industry. Also, learn about robotics and what are the roles and responsibility they can accomplish. Learn about hardware and software too.
Always be ready to adopt changes: Usually, we are so comfortable with our job that we forgot to upgrade ourselves, but changes are the most important part of life, especially in the workplace. If you fail in adopting the latest technology, you will fall way behind. Sign up for certification programs or training that will assist you to gain an understanding of market trends and help to develop in-demand skills.
Walk with the world: Don’t wait until you are stuck in a rut. Instead, challenge your mind and spirit by welcoming new ideas. Embrace new technology and make it your friend.
Improve your critical thinking: Robots are wired to be an unemotional, uncaring, unthinking, uncritical and irresponsible bunch of hardware. Robots are not so good with “why” of whatever they do. That’s where humans’ role comes in, as a sensible, thinking and creative.
Robots are not coming, they are already a part of the human world. The first machine revolution brought us millions of new jobs producing TVs, locomotive, autos, long-distance travel and many others.
There is ongoing debate on talent verses hardwork, in terms of which of the two is best consider, explore, and grow to thrive in unpredictable economic times.
The author shows why talent counts more than hardwork. However, in doing so, it is pertinent that the reader understands role of handwork in talent development.
Talent is widely understood as natural endowment or acquired skill that facilitates exceptional performance on a given task.
On the other hand, hardwork is consistent effort exerted on a given task to yield desired effect without necessarily considering quality outcomes and time span. Rather, it is result-focused.
Talent comes with skills for doing work, including the ability to accomplish tasks in the fastest time possible to achieve quality outcomes.
Hardwork without any skill is effortless, frustrating, and stressful. It has far-reaching psychological implications, including burnout, depression, and psychopathic behaviours.
Besides, application of talent is hardwork applied to consistently explore, discover one’s potential, and gain exposure to realize it, which are more strategic and well-intentioned actions to succeed.
It is, then, about how much effort one puts in that makes the difference, even when everyone has the talent to perform a similar task.
Below are justifications for talent on one hand and hardwork.
Why talent counts more than hardwork
Success is made possible through application of talent on a given by task. This does not necessarily mean working so hard, but offering the best one can to achieve success.
Talent involves the critical thinking, planning, skill formation, and testing before valuation and introduction to the market.
Further, formal management structures are formed to provide leadership and organize resources in processing tasks, assessing needs, sourcing tools and efficiently applying them to achieve set goals.
Without brain power, a person may work hard without changing the situation he or she may very much want to change.
Typically, hardwork is a measure set by society rather than the individual concerned, which undermines own values, beliefs, and special qualities about the person.
Again, this causes unnecessary anxiety, stress, depression and abscondment from duty.
Eventually, no one will be interested in work and growth anymore, even when naturally obliged to meet social obligations.
Of course, an end to this is failure, until confidence and hope runs out. But, this is not the life we all dream of, and work hard for.
It can be reiterated that hard work does not mean favourable outcomes. This calls for extraordinary skills to escape the misery, transform the unfavorable status quo and attain skills and performance measures needed to prosper.
The opportunity to develop skills is available from 1 year of age under supervision, until 16 when skills develop, and 24 years when maturity, proper personal, and self-organization are well demonstrated.
Otherwise, a child or teenager maybe tuned to work very hard on concerns that yield nothing, because of absence of planning skills, organization abilities and leadership qualities, which are specific talents some individuals may not have or may have had no opportunity to develop them.