Today’s educational system must evolve dramatically, writes work and education expert Michelle R. Weise. She argues that the future of work hinges on meeting the learning needs of an unconventional, older generation of workers, who will enjoy longer careers as human life spans increase. Her compact text is filled with well-researched suggestions for improving the nontraditional education-to-work pipeline. Weise’s look into the future of employment and the current shortcomings of education pairs the logic of a how-to book with a heartfelt tone that underscores her passion for her subject.
About the Author
Michelle. R. Weise, PhD is an entrepreneur-in-residence and senior adviser at Imaginable Futures. Her writings on the future of work and education have appeared in The Economist, The Wall Street Journal and Harvard Business Review.
Comment on this summary
1 year agoGood
In our Journal
1 year ago
How to Survive the Labor Shortage
Multigenerational teams will save your organization in the years to come – at least if you manage to get your older employees to stay with you instead of retire.
1 year ago
How to Prepare for Jobs That Don’t Exist Yet
What sounds impossible isn’t that difficult. Talk of the ever-changing, volatile world of work sometimes obscures the view that there is more continuity than flux. There are plenty of skills, practices, habits and mind-sets that humanity has cultivated for hundreds, perhaps thousands, of years that will still be essential tomorrow. We present some of them […]