Skills to learn in a high-paced world. Digitalization is affecting our society in ways that few would have imagined just a decade ago. New digital technologies, increased complexity in work tasks and rapid changes in the organizations are all contributing to the impossibility of predicting exactly which skills will be the most important of the future.
Inspired by the Danish tv-show “Løvernes Hule” Digi-Talks have asked 3 students to argue the relevance of their scientific subject as a business case in front of experts from the industry. But in this case, each student will work with the same case, thereby highlighting how different skills can create value on a case of digitalization.
Learn to learn
The student organization Digi-Talks have organized 25+ events for students presenting insights from experts on this very challenge. Few experts have dared to point toward one particular skill, and hence the ability to learn new skills becomes vital. Psychologists debate whether it is possible to significantly change your ability to learn new skills. Regardless, your ability to adapt to new situations and requirements is a highly demanded skill. But how should students and professionals prepare for the challenge of learning to learn?
When the world is rushing by, which skills will always be needed?
When it seems the world is changing at an ever-faster pace than ever before, some reach the conclusion that gaining deep knowledge of a scientific field is a poor use of time. We respectfully disagree. Subjects such as psychology, economics, and engineering will always be important skills for society. By studying scientific subjects over several years, you achieve the ability to distinguish the scientific strengths between your own scientific subject and other scientific subjects. This is important when working across scientific disciplines.
Work across scientific disciplines
Scientific interdisciplinarity requires coworkers to be conscious of their own contributions and how they support other contributions. Several of our speakers have argued that one must learn to work with people across scientific disciplines, due to the increasing complexity of work tasks. We welcome this development.
If digitalization is to become an advantage for our society, we need to be skilled within our scientific field to make efficient collaborations possible.
Join us at DTU High Tech Summit 2019 for an inspiring event on which skills the labor market of the future will require.
“It’s no use closing your eyes to the changes. We need to constantly keep up and try to influence the process.”
Professor Jan Madsen, DTU Compute