How do we prepare ourselves and our children for the new age of employment?  A strategic advisor explains

“The human race will not survive if it is not considered a way of life again,” is how Haim Lipa opens his recently published book, “Dialogue and Sharing – Man is a Smart Machine.” This book, along with another book, “Learning as a Serious Game,” Lipa wrote , An expert in decision-making management in uncertain conditions, founder and developer of the human GPS model for improving and upgrading the infinite capacity of the brain, in the last two years, following the outbreak of the corona plague, to give people tools to deal with the new world.

“There are milestones in life, such as the corona plague, that burn in the mind and lead to soul-searching, change and the search for the next thing – something we are good at and that others need – in order to survive a shaky, threatening and difficult time,” he says. “I thought it was right and proper to promote new and interesting ways to adapt to the changing conditions. We all want job stability, to know that we can work, develop a career, make a living and also remain important and significant in the present and future that are characterized by uncertainty. In the new era, employment stability depends primarily on us, our ability to remain relevant, unique and employable despite our limitations. Robots are already here everywhere, and with them come the questions and concerns as to the professions they will replace. What should you learn? Am I at risk? And how can we take advantage of this new age to be special and required for tomorrow’s professions? ”

So what’s the solution?
“We have no choice in the new world of work, but to develop the required skills and reinvent ourselves. Know how to liberate who we are and build ourselves according to the new professions. Will technology replace us at work? Or will we succeed in building a world where robots and humans work side by side? Reality shows that as more and more operations combine automation, digitization and artificial intelligence, jobs and roles are defined and re-edited. Studies indicate that in the coming decades, about a third of the world’s workers may lose their jobs in favor of automation. Some will be completely lost, some will be redefined and readjusted, and many new professions will be created. There are more questions than answers here, so the key to a secure employment future lies with us – with each and every one of us. ”

Haim Lipa, “Dialogue and Sharing – Man is a Smart Machine” (Photo: Yachz)

What abilities are required of us in this age?
Studies show that in the 21st century, the chances of a 21st-century employee to integrate into work increase significantly when he or she becomes a professional and acquires ‘soft’ skills and competencies, such as mental flexibility, technological literacy, service orientation, teamwork, shared thinking, negotiation, self-learning, communication Interpersonal and more. The new world of work is changing frequently and significantly necessitating our adaptation to the needs of the market and employers. We are parting from a world of employment based on permanent and long-term jobs, with mutual commitment and a secure pension. We must therefore replace the questions of the past with questions relevant to the future. “Work is no longer just a place to go to, but something you want to do out of meaning and purpose, without being required to define a place, employer or task.”

How do you do that

Lipa, 65, a resident of Zichron Yaacov, serves as a strategic organizational consultant for innovation and entrepreneurship, leading processes of efficiency and continuous improvement among companies and organizations, with a special emphasis on the skills and abilities required for the new world of employment. For many years he has been teaching and training executives, workers, students and military and security personnel as well as special populations and people with disabilities.

Haim Lipa, “Learning as a serious game” (Photo: Yachz)

He was born and raised in a troubled neighborhood in the transit of the 1950s. This was probably the reason why his parents forced him to go to a boarding school, the school for naval officers in Acre. From there he went on to long military service in the Navy. By the age of 20 he had already become a father. Three of his four children have repented over the years. “After military service, I also provided a lot in the private business world,” he says. “I am always looking for the next special thing. I have always been perceived as a bulldozer, a revolutionary who does not leave stone upon stone. With special abilities and the courage to change even at the cost of risk, a projector plans and leads complex programs in government ministries and the private sector. I am not afraid of the difficulty of change and especially do not go in the familiar and known groove. I demand a very high level of execution based on personal example and motivation for action, which has measurable achievements and outputs. ”

Why did you write your book “Learning as a Serious Game”?
“I realized very quickly that it is not enough to present a snapshot of the identity of the global technological world, and there is an urgent need to answer the question: ‘So how do you do it?’, How the desired change is produced, and who will be responsible for leading it. I found it appropriate to write a supplementary book, a book of instruction and training for professionals – personal and group coaches, group facilitators, psychologists, counselors, educators and parents wherever they are, in any position, anywhere in the world and in any language and religion.

So how do you do that?
“It all starts and ends with education – the education system today is outdated and not adapted to the needs of the 21st century. The school does not prepare its graduates for life and the new world of employment. Do not encourage our children to dream on the wings of the imagination and ask substantive questions. Do not connect the study to what the child likes and what will motivate him to enthusiasm and curiosity. And of course they are not taught the skills, competencies and abilities required in a changing and dynamic age. The education system is failing. She does not go up a grade. It focuses on grades rather than the ability to learn independently, enrichingly and experientially. Learners achieve good results when taught how to learn and not what to learn. In the past, learning was done only in school and in the classroom. Today learning must take place everywhere and in all areas of life. “The education system is not capable of preparing our children for future jobs that have not yet been created, for technology that has not yet been invented, and for thinking and solving problems that no one foresaw.”

How do you make a change?
“The most important message in the book is that in a reality where the education system does not deliver the goods, the responsibility must be transferred to the parents to save their children from an education system with barriers and limitations, like a long and exhausting school day, A system of hours laden with boring and irrelevant information for life and career development, lack of freedom of thought, blind obedience and frustrated and resentful teachers due to dismal wages. “Robots, smart machines and artificial intelligence are constantly evolving and upgrading, and on the other hand, no one is preparing our children and us for ever-changing employment.”

By Editor

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