Davos and the future of education and employment
The search for happiness: work engagement and well-being in the company
Improve our skills
- We are going through an era of profound change and, rather than scaring ourselves or creating scaremongering, it is good to start to reckon with the idea of having to improve and retrain our skills.
Collaboration between business, the world of work and education:
- It is precisely this need to update and modify skills with some urgency that makes us face the need for the economy, the world of work and the educational offer to find more constructive meeting points and dialogue that is currently the case.
Deal with the gender issue
- Since only 23% of the participants in the conference were women, Gratton reported a feeling of general frustration at an issue that had remained so stubbornly at a standstill. It is in fact very important to deal with the gender gap that also exists in the technological professions, because women are significantly under-represented in the data analytics sector, while their contribution would serve to make machines much more efficient.
Getting used to flexible working
- Flexible work, with the necessary differences from country to country, is becoming the norm: if in Australia it is now unanimously accepted, in Japan flexibility is still punished, but in general, technology is bringing us more and more clearly towards the territory of mobility and collaboration.
The future of humanity is inclusive education
- Inclusive education is the great hope to look forward to and, above all, to invest in. Initiatives to bring and spread teaching to the most remote areas of India and Africa are flourishing, but there are many challenges to be overcome since in many areas an Internet connection is almost completely lacking and therefore the promises of technology as a vehicle for spreading culture are still unfulfilled.
Guide to the jobs of the future
Guide to the jobs of the future, part two
If, however, the human touch of the works proposed in the previous research was shared by the 3Cs of coaching, caring and connecting, that is to say, educate, cure and connect, in this case, we focus on activities related to ethical behavior, security and dreams, that an (also) technological progress can finally help us to achieve.
Human capital as a founding value
Many companies, especially from North Europe and North America, but more recently also in Italy, have developed and implemented corporate welfare programs, applied the principles of sustainability and green practices, invested in corporate fitness, adopted smart working among the possibilities offered to employees and implemented the Workplace Health Promotion, the program of the World Health Organization to promote health through proper lifestyles at work, perhaps using the advice - free or subsidized - of physiotherapists, cardiologists, nutritionists, psychologists or other specialists.
The advantages of corporate wellness
- increased productivity
- better quality of work and performance of the individual
- reducing absenteeism and the risk of accidents and illnesses
- creation of a more relaxed and collaborative climate, even among colleagues
- employee loyalty and satisfaction, which are also indirectly translated into communication strategies and relaunching the image of the company itself