You should spend about 40 minutes on this task. Write about the following topic.
The world of work is rapidly changing and employees cannot depend on having the same job or the same working conditions for life.
Discuss the possible causes and suggest ways to prepare people to work in the future.
Give reasons for your answer and include any relevant examples from your knowledge or experience. Write at least 250 words.
These days, people’s workplaces are constantly changing and evolving to meet the demands of modern society. Furthermore, the roles and responsibilities of jobs are also undergoing changes to adapt to new ways of working and living. This essay will discuss the possible reasons for these changes, and suggest some ways that people can better prepare themselves for their future careers.
Firstly, due to the developments in hi-tech machines and artificial intelligence, millions of people all around the world are losing their jobs and being replaced by automated processes. For example, millions of factory workers have lost their jobs because they have been replaced by machines that are able to do their job quicker and more effectively.(1) Furthermore, as a result of the ever-increasing desire to cut expenses and increase profits, many jobs are being outsourced to countries where the wages are lower. For instance, when a person calls a tech support help line in an English speaking country, they will most likely be connected to someone in another country, like India or Philippines, where the wages are lower.
However, there are a number of ways that people can prepare for changes in their workplaces in the future. Firstly, students preparing to leave high school need to be advised about the sustainability of the career path they are choosing. To illustrate, autonomous vehicles are predicted to replace most delivery and taxi driver jobs in the very near future, so this is not a job that someone should expect to have for a very long time. Furthermore, while some jobs are being replaced by technology, many jobs are simply incorporating technology into their process, and therefore people will need to be able to keep up to date with these changes.(3) To help achieve this, specific courses could be designed to help educate people on the use of modern technology in their workplaces.
In conclusion, although there are many changes in the workplace these days, educating people to carefully choose their career and to keep up to date with modern technology, is the key to avoiding any major problems.
To change and evolve to meet the demands of modern society
2. To adapt to something
3. The developments in hi-tech machines and artificial intelligence
4. Be replaced by automated processes
5. The ever-increasing desire to cut expenses and increase profits
7. Autonomous vehicles
8. To incorporate technology into their process
9. To keep up to date with something