Africa is culturally well suited to the types of work required in the 4IR
The future world of work will require companies to create work environments that are no longer rigid, centralised and indistinguishable from each other
By pairing Africans’ already highly developed social cohesion and cognitive flexibility skills with technology, the continent’s economies can be placed at the centre of the future world of work. They can leapfrog many of the physical, infrastructural and skills barriers that have held Africa back.
As digital technology and data enable machines to accomplish technical and professional tasks better than people, human attributes, like empathy, social awareness and cultural fluency, are likely to become more significant. In response, economies – and workplaces – the world over are grappling with the best ways to enable organisations to develop, deploy, value and reward the uniquely human skills that will define the future world of work. ..