Students and workers for life
In the future, humans will have to do what only they are equipped to do: use their empathy and emotional quotient to use technology in meaningful ways for business to improve our lives. This will require an anti-disciplinary approach to learning, where there is not a single discipline to master, but rather a continuum of learning, unlearning and relearning. This approach is already adopted by industries using various technologies. Companies will also need to build a much more diverse workforce, drawn from the liberal arts, design, humanities, anthropology, and disciplines of almost every kind, in addition to pure technologists.

To prosper in the Fourth Industrial Revolution, man will need to make a fundamental change from linear learning to lifelong learning. This change will be as important as the mechanization of previous generations of agriculture and manufacturing, if not more. People will have to learn to learn, to unlearn and to relearn. Yet adult learning is difficult. Failure is more complicated to accept, but it is part of the unlearning process. So, for any individual, being immersed in a lifelong learning culture is a big change.

This attribute will be most valued in the digital age because it will help workers stay relevant and guide their own careers - whether they are salespeople experimenting with software engineering principles or programmers improving their business skills. user experience and human interface design. By gaining new experience and knowledge, workers can enhance their careers to cover a wider network and help them develop laterally within their organization. Online and anytime learning can provide employees with an efficient and accessible opportunity to develop skills in new areas and functions.

The COVID-19 pandemic is expected to mark a turning point in the way people work, transforming their approach to flexibility and mobility at work. Likewise, many organizations will adopt alternative models of service delivery and job building. Whatever happens on the other side of this crisis, employers and employees will be closer to the work model of the future, which will be based on lifelong learning.