We are living through the best of times and the worst of times. We have made unprecedented progress in reducing poverty around the world. And while the youthful populations in the emerging world are eager to join the middle class, they are not armed with skills and sufficient access to the jobs that move them to the middle class. At the other extreme, aging populations that stand to benefit from new technologies, such as robotics and 3D printing, are becoming less productive, raising the costs to society to provide key services, such as healthcare. In this HCI Keynote video, Bhaskar Chakravorti, Senior Associate Dean of International Business & Finance at The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University, discusses the implications of these global forces for HR and business leaders.
• How to think through the challenges and opportunities presented by a variety of possible scenarios (e.g., demographic shifts, technological innovation, economic instability, etc.).
• Why investing in human capital is essential even when the future is uncertain.
• How exposing your talent to different cultural, geographic, economic realities develops the skills necessary to adapt to rapid change.