As a society, we’ve hit peak jobs. The era of largely abundant, high-paying jobs that characterized the second half of the twentieth century is gone.
Since 1983, the only segment of “jobs” to show significant growth were “Non-Routine Cognitive Jobs.” In other words, creating systems. ~ Taylor Pearson, The End of Jobs
I felt compelled to capture the truth here. It’s what I see every day in the market place across industries and up and down sizes.
Luckily my strengths, nature and skill are all about system building. I’m an engineer with an entrepreneurial streak in me. Thus, I find myself in the midst of helping old school people reinvent themselves by rethinking their strategies as their industries fade.
Automation and globalization have forced the issue and if you are holding onto a job or some archaic way things were, you are living a half-life.
New systems that take advantage of the very reality of instant podcasting, downloadable apps, Yelp and a host of other realities we take advantage of in our consumer world decimate the industries we feel entrenched within.
A job is a scary thing. When you break it down, it’s a 100 year phenomenon that served its purpose and is fading away.
The great thing is that there is a ridiculous amount of opportunity, upside and wealth available in the new reality of entrepreneurship. If you’re sitting still and hoping what I am saying, or Taylor Pearson is saying, is not true, it’s going to be a rude and unpleasant awakening. My advice is to get ahead of it and innovate now. Whether that is your business model, market or your job, get moving. Time is ticking. You can use days and months to get ahead and start putting yourself or your company on a new trajectory with much higher upside.
What’s stopping you?