Yesterday was the last day of the 2019 Skills Forum at ADB. As a Human Nature online dealer (please support my little shop here!) and blogger, I live for learning opportunities such as this forum to gain industry insights. I also got the chance to network and exchange pleasantries with key experts. It was a rare chance to gain knowledge in a rapid pace.
My major learnings are that no one is excluded from the Fourth Industrial Revolution (FIR). Everyone is part of this, and it is everyone’s responsibility to upskill and educate themselves. Second, lifelong learning is a must. Jobs are rapidly changing as technology continues to improve. Updating our own expertises and adapting to the ever-changing needs of the workplace will enable us to thrive in the FIR. Lastly, soft skills cultivate innovation. We cannot rely on machines and computers to foster innovation. It is still up to us humans to design the future that we want for ourselves. We cannot innovate unless we improve our problem solving, critical thinking, and creative skills. Learning how to learn will also help us remain agile in an age where complacency is a big no-no.
I am thankful that I got to join this forum, and I am excited to apply my learnings with each blog post and work output that I produce moving forward.