47% of jobs will vanish in the next 25 years, say Oxford University researchers


The Trump campaign ran on bringing jobs back to American shores, although mechanization has been the biggest reason for manufacturing jobs’ disappearance. Similar losses have led to populist movements in several other countries. But instead of a pro-job growth future, economists across the board predict further losses as AI, robotics, and other technologies continue to be ushered in. What is up for debate is how quickly this is likely to occur.

Now, an expert at the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania is ringing the alarm bells. According to Art Bilger, venture capitalist and board member at the business school, all the developed nations on earth will see job loss rates of up to 47% within the next 25 years, according to a recent Oxford study. “No government is prepared,” The Economist reports. These include blue and white collar jobs. So far, the loss has been restricted to the blue collar variety, particularly in manufacturing.

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New Harvard Research: To Be Successful, Chase Your Purpose, Not Your Passion

New studies shows purpose gives you resilience, and that’s what will get you ahead.

“Follow your passion” is one of the most frequently repeated bits of work advice. It’s also one of the most frequently criticized, and for good reason.

Experts suggest that, for most of us, hard work makes us passionate for a field rather than the other way around. We develop passion for what we do over time, rather than starting out with a clear, defined passion for a particular career path.

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Subhash Kak: ‘It is wrong to assume that consciousness is just a computation’

  • The curriculum needs to move away from rote learning to critical thinking to deal with the AI challenge
  • Each generation needs to reinvent itself and that cannot be done by mimicking other societies

Subhash Kak, who was recently awarded the Padma Shri for science & engineering-technology, says India needs to move from rote learning to critical thinking. Each generation needs to reinvent itself, says the Regents professor emeritus, Oklahoma State University, US, whose research covers the fields of neural networks, cryptography and quantum computing.

Kak, who has written 20 books, including six books of poems, says what sets humans apart from intelligent machines is awareness, and it is “wrong to assume that consciousness is just a computation”.

“My research has led me through various pathways, some of which touch on ancient wisdoms and others on modern science,” writes Kak, who is also a Vedic scholar, in his book The Circle Of Memory: An Autobiography (2016).

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“Liderança tóxica” é o principal motivo de pedidos de demissão

Qual é a maior causa de pedidos de demissão numa empresa? Excesso de trabalho? Salário baixo? Não: estudo da consultoria BambooHR constata que 44% dos pesquisados alegam ter pedido demissão por causa do “chefe tóxico”, que lhes tirou a motivação de trabalho por uma série de razões. A maior causa (mencionada por 20% dos entrevistados) é o chefe roubar o crédito pelo trabalho feito pelo subordinado, sem reconhecer seu valor (e 63% condenam esse tipo de “estelionato profissional”).

Mas a lista de causas de pedidos de demissão vai longe: chefia não manifestar confiança ou dar poder; ignorar seu excesso de trabalho; não estabelecer recompensas financeiras por conquistas; contratar ou promover pessoas erradas; não apoiar o subordinado em disputas com clientes; não dar orientações claras; adotar microgerenciamento que não permite autonomia; ressaltar suas fraquezas e não qualidades; e não deixar claras suas expectativas (ufa!).

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Criatividade será 3ª habilidade mais importante para o mercado de trabalho futuro

Em 2015, a criatividade era considerada como a 10ª habilidade mais importante para o mercado de trabalho. Desde então, ela galgou posições e hoje é considerada o terceiro skill principal para quem busca se tornar um profissional bem-sucedido.

Esta mudança foi um dos temas abordados durante o Fórum Econômico de Davos de 2018. Durante o encontro global, ficou claro que as artes se tornaram hoje parte fundamental da chamada quarta revolução industrial. A criatividade foi indicada como uma das três principais habilidades necessárias para o profissional do futuro, ao lado da capacidade de resolver problemas complexos e do pensamento crítico.

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Emotionally Intelligent Ways To Express These 5 Feelings At Work






You’ve heard by now that you need to be “transparent” and “authentic” and to “bring your whole self” to work. More often than not, these phrases are shorthand for expressing your feelings. But while it’s true that you need an emotionally intelligent approach both to build a great work culture and to advance your own career, there’s more to it than just wearing your feelings on your sleeve.

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Employees want to sit down less and walk more during work days




Desk-based workers would like to spend less time sitting down and more time walking or doing physical activity as part of their working day, research published in the open access journal BMC Research Notes suggests. To match these preferences, health promotion activities to reduce sitting time in the workplace should not only offer options for employees to stand up more, but also offer opportunities for walking, according to researchers at German Sport University Cologne and colleagues.

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