The new world of work

Dr. Kimberly Jinnett
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The World Economic Forum released a white paper “Realizing Human Potential in the Fourth Industrial Revolution” that outlines a common agenda for action in preparing current and future workers for the new world of work. Shifts in organizational structure and technological advancement demand a different approach to learning that extends well beyond the K-12 tradition or the university setting. Both the private and pubic sector have roles to play in enhancing the lifelong learning infrastructure by building on traditional learning organizations and expanding well beyond them to include workplaces, communities and non-traditional learning opportunities. For those interested in knowing what is coming on the horizon and the best ways to support worker wellbeing and performance, spend some time review the white paper.