On a positive note, we are currently witnessing a wide range of socioeconomic shifts, which indicate that the character traits and capabilities we associate with the neo-generalist will be in high demand in the future. Automation will make many specialists obsolete. At the same time, new jobs emerge that are increasingly hybrid. They require that people can work in complex teams and combine skills from, for example, engineering, arts, coding and computer science. It is a challenge we still haven’t figured out how to respond to, neither in organizations nor our educational systems. We have built our entire society around specialization, which makes it hard for many to understand and value what falls outside the boundaries and do not fit within established categories.

Source: The Restless Multidisciplinarian | Magazine E-180

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