A recent paper reveals that whilst many companies are using open innovation to access new ideas and skills, a lack of talent internally makes succeeding difficult. As such, it's perhaps no surprise to see the gig economy as perhaps an easier entry point.
More and more companies are engaging in some form of open innovation, but such an approach requires a new way of working that employees are often ill-equipped to undertake. That's the argument put forth by a new paper from The European Academic Network for Open Innovation.
In this talk about the future of work, economist David Autor takes on the question of why there are still so many jobs -- and comes up with a surprising, hopeful answer.
The online magazine Digital Trends suggests that automation will commandeer around 5 million jobs by 2020. That means that 5 million workers are going to have to resign themselves to joblessness, or will have to improve current and even learn new sets of skills so that they can flourish...
One can argue that today’s education system is skewed towards the teaching of Professional Skills, and it’s this category that will face the greatest opportunities and challenges over the next fifty years. Continue reading
All of these stories have one thing in common: the identification of an unrecognized genius...Yet there is also another, less obvious commonality. Continue reading