Mathias Rosenthal: ManpowerGroup SA’s managing director, Lyndy van den Barselaar, is of the opinion that the automated economy will open up employment opportunities for those with the right skillsets.
"While it is true that automation has already begun to infiltrate many industries, and in some cases replace humans for certain tasks, the news is not all bad.
Automation also presents the opportunity for new roles, organisational departments and even industries to be created.
What will become most important is having the right skills to be able to work in conjunction with technology, respond quickly to innovation and adapt to the changes in the workforce," says Van den Barselaar.
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