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Do creative skills future-proof your job? Creativity and the future of work in an age of exponential technological advancement.

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posted on 01.01.2020, 00:00 authored by Ruth Bridgstock, Russell TytlerRussell Tytler, Peta WhitePeta White
Numerous studies published in the last five years document escalating changes to the world of work under the influence of digital technologies such as automation and machine learning. Creativity seems to be an important ingredient in the future of work – both as a capability set that may be ‘uniquely human’ and not easily automatable, and as a key way to add value across different work scenarios – which allows us to manage and solve complex problems through processes of induction and synthesis. Drawing in part on a study ‘100 Jobs of the Future’, based on interviews with research and technology development experts, this chapter explores research-based predictions about how work and careers will unfold, which capabilities will be required, and the ways in which different kinds of human creativity will be valued.

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Title of book

The Future of Creative Work : Creativity and Digital Disruption

Chapter number

15

Pagination

245 - 258

Publisher

Edward Elgar Publishing

Place of publication

Northampton, Ma.

ISBN-13

9781839101090

ISBN-10

1839101091

Language

eng

Publication classification

B1 Book chapter

Extent

15

Editor/Contributor(s)

Greg Hearn

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