Growth Mindset & Tech
Artificial Intelligence, robotics, quantum computing… the latest technology trends are enough to make your head spin, but the technology of tomorrow is not as scary as you think and much of it is already being used today.
Using tomorrow’s technologies – You already have the skills you need
Think of the tech you use every day.
Online banking, passport applications, booking hotels.
Each of them is digital, most of them use a virtual assistant to respond to queries and artificial intelligence to auto complete applications or direct questions.
And all you need is a smart phone.
New technologies coming into the workplace are as easy and powerful as those you are already making use of every day.
So, adapting to the technology of tomorrow should be easy with the skills you use today.
Being comfortable using tomorrow’s technology will come down to your mindset
Recent articles about having a Growth Mindset have emphasized how our approach and how we think impacts our ability to learn and do something new.
Carol Dweck’s concept of a “growth mindset” is the belief the desire to learn enables us to embrace challenges, to persist in the face of setbacks, see effort as the path to mastery and to find lessons and inspiration in the success of others.
It doesn’t matter if you aren’t a “fast learner”.
Albert Einstein swore that he was slow to learn and that’s why he pondered the same questions year after year—with, as we know, excellent results.
So, embrace the changes in your technology.
Use every learning opportunity as a new skill you will have to tackle the future workplace.
New emerging technologies will remove mundane and repetitive tasks making your job easier and more enjoyable.
Even the simple technology you use such as your multi-function device can digitise critical information, automate processes and reduce the need for data entry and records management.
Simple solutions to help you focus on other skills.
Don’t be scared, embrace a growth mindset!