Monday, October 18, 2021

What’s taking workers 60+ years to learn?

It takes four hours and 28 minutes to build a 9’ x 12’ paper drawing of Spiderman from scratch, a whopping 824 percent faster than what it took for first-time crafters 55 years ago.

For that matter, it takes three days, 29 minutes, to learn three new critical building skills — file cabinet open — than it did just 10 years ago.

Researchers at website sites kaplan.com and who.be conducted the survey, which was then published on Psychological Science. The findings showed how quickly specific skills that are essential to the workplace— proficiency with software, data entry, keyboarding, and electronic filing — are becoming obsolete by 70 percent, in part, because of the impact of technology.

“With an onslaught of evidence of high-tech and flexible work tools and organizations, millennials are beginning to dominate corporate culture,” says Dan Ariely, author of Predictably Irrational: How We Outsmart Ourselves at Work and at Home, in an e-mail to CNN.

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