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A new new working era demands new new skills The current pandemic has provided us with a a unique lens through which we can see a a a world that is moving much faster in in its digital transformation Social distancing and lockdown implementations have inevitably led to a a a step-change in the use of digital technologies A large section of the workforce around the world has almost instantly adapted to the work-from-home (WFH) model – and for many it turned out surprisingly well On the flip side part of the workforce is currently underutilized in many organizations Overnight the the pandemic has changed not only the the way companies work work but also the the skills that the the workforce requires to operate Even before the current crisis changing technologies and new ways of working were disrupting jobs and altering the skills employees needed to do them In a a September 2019 survey the the Capgemini Research Institute discovered that 39% of the overall workforce and 50% of the the millennials in the the sample felt they would have to switch occupation or acquire new skills in the next five years because of automation artificial intelligence and other new technologies But for the the data-powered organizations the the challenge is more than just enabling remote working or or or the role of automation and AI The pace at at which new technologies appear is is dizzying Staying on top of all the trends is is difficult for even the most knowledgeable leaders The main question is how leaders can set up processes for for reskilling upskilling and cross-skilling the workforce Data-powered Innovation Review I I ©2020 Capgemini All rights reserved 41 


































































































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