This post is part of our biweekly "Office Hours" video series, featuring quick career, workplace and leadership tips from talent management experts and business leaders across the globe.
As more work tasks become automated, humans are challenged to start to think more critically about work.
With time freed to think critically, we can work in a less templated way, exercising an innately human ability: creativity. Thinking critically about a task at hand, we can deduce a response that's unique. It's not based on an algorithm, it comes from intuition and experience. And, ultimately, our organizations benefit.
The ability to think critically at work can be heightened through continued education, argues Carol Anderson, principal at Anderson Performance Partners. In this video, Anderson explains that a true culture of learning is built on a foundation of critical thinking.
Header photo: Creative Commons
Want to keep learning? Explore our products, customer stories, and the latest industry insights.
Spotlight on Electrolux and Ageas: Preparing for and maintaining impactful learning programs
Driving business outcomes from an investment in learning content requires an engagement strategy that makes learning materials available and accessible to employees. Organizations need to launch and maintain learning programs effectively to ensure they have maximum impact on both employees and the business as a whole. Both Ageas and Electrolux have successfully launched digital learning programs, each taking steps to maintain and sustain engagement.
Building skills for the future of work
In the HR world today, we hear a lot about upskilling or new skilling the workforce to prepare for changes — whether it’s adapting to new technology or new ways of doing business. In fact, according to research from PwC, the availability of key skills is a top concern for business leaders worldwide as they look to ready their companies for the future of work.