Baker Stuart’s Insight: The case for human adaptability, beautifully put by Manish Bahl: “We do anything and everything we can to survive and thrive when things are against us. I fervently believe humans can and will adapt to the future of work; however, I am very much concerned about the adaptability of businesses and higher education institutions and how this will affect their ability to skill and reskill the future workforce.”
As Charles Darwin once said, “It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent that survives. It is the one that is the most adaptable to change.” And that’s exactly how human beings have been able to survive and thrive for so many centuries. We are master adapters: We adapt when we move to a new place; when we are in a new job or in no job at all; when there are natural calamities; when climate conditions change; when we are surrounded by unpredictable political, social, and living conditions; and the list goes on. Up to this point, humans have been highly capable of surviving in a multitude of environments and situations, and as the new machine age unfolds, we must prepare ourselves to adapt again.
Hardly a week goes by without distressing news about automated machines displacing humans from the workforce. In the […]