From Futurist’s Magazines top 10 forecasts for 2009 and beyond


Just spotted this interesting highlight from the ‘Top 10 Forecasts for 2009 and beyond’ on the Futurist’s Magazine’s outlook report. It doesn’t bode well for Knowledge Management, but feels comforting as KM is already a thankless task and set to get harder. Knowledge transfer will become more importnat than Knowledge Management.

Professional knowledge will become obsolete almost as quickly as it’s acquired. An individual’s professional knowledge is becoming outdated at a much faster rate than ever before. Most professions will require continuous instruction and retraining. Rapid changes in the job market and work-related technologies will necessitate job education for almost every worker. At any given moment, a substantial portion of the labor force will be in job retraining programs. -Marvin J. Cetron and Owen Davies, “Trends Shaping Tomorrow’s World, Part Two,” May-June 2008, p 41

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