How you can make your career fit for fourth industrial revolution

With the fourth industrial revolution in full swing, some employers may not be technologically equipped to deal with the new changes.

How do employees stay future-fit in terms of acquiring new skills set?

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Eusebius McKaiser on the World of Work chats to 21st Century Humans and Creator of the Innovator Gap Year Academy founding chief executive officer Zuki Mzozoyana.

She says people need to distinguish between the old economy and the new economy.

When we speak of the old economy, we speak of when jobs were packaged as a set of repetitive tasks and you can package them in a box, therefore, it was easy to be very linear in a way that jobs were approached.

Zuki Mzozoyana, Founding CEO - 21st Century Humans and Creator of the Innovator Gap Year Academy

Business models were very much a dictatorship in telling society what to consume and when to consume it, she explains.

A new economy, those things are shifting and there is a new complexity that exists and it is only complex because we come from that linear world whereas, in the new economy, it is anything but linear.

Zuki Mzozoyana, Founding CEO - 21st Century Humans and Creator of the Innovator Gap Year Academy

The changes are happening so quickly that it makes it difficult to predict what will come next, Mzozoyana adds.

When we talk about the future world of work firstly, the future is here, we don't have the luxury of thinking of the future as a faraway concept. Business models are changing because suddenly consumer behaviour is dictating what business modules look like.

Zuki Mzozoyana, Founding CEO - 21st Century Humans and Creator of the Innovator Gap Year Academy

She says her business helps employees transition towards the new economy.

What we do is simplify the buzzwords and the technology behind the fourth industrial revolution by dealing with individuals.

Zuki Mzozoyana, Founding CEO - 21st Century Humans and Creator of the Innovator Gap Year Academy

Listen below to the full conversation:


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