Humans have always adapted to new technologies and better ways of doing things. As the saying goes, history repeats itself. And the pandemic taught us again that we can make extraordinary progress if we come together — it is the combination of innovation, technology, and human ingenuity that will help us overcome the biggest challenges.
ManpowerGroup predicted the Human Age over a decade ago when we identified human capital would become a major differentiator and driver of economic growth. Over the last few years, we’ve heard many narratives about robots taking our jobs. What we believed then, and has come to pass, is that tech can augment human skills rather than replace them. We are now embarking on a New Human Age — a time where people are utilizing technology and digital tools to enhance human connections, be more productive, and live more meaningful lives.
This has never felt timelier. As a global community, we are facing some hefty issues — addressing climate change, bridging the skills gap, and unleashing latent potential.