ASU+GSV: Jamie Merisotis on the future of the human work ecosystem

WorkingNation interviews leaders in public, private, and nonprofit spheres attending the ASU+GSV Virtual Summit as part of our #WorkingNationOverheard campaign

Despite smart technology and artificial intelligence, there is still work that is human work—the work only humans can do. Jamie Merisotis wrote a book focusing on human workers. He says education and workforce systems “aren’t well-prepared,” however, for the workforce ecosystem.

WorkingNation interviewed Merisotis, president and CEO of Lumina Foundation, for #WorkingNationOverheard as a media partner with ASU+GSV’s Virtual Summit 2020, held September 29 through October 1+October 8. You can watch all of the interviews on our YouTube channel.

“I think that we’re going to need a large-scale, continuous system for developing and deploying the kind of quality learning that we need to prepare people for this human work and this life in the age of smart machines,” says Merisotis. “It’s going to have to actually be focused on providing people with both the combination of content knowledge, specific information about an area or field of study, and generalizable abilities, particularly our human traits and capabilities, things like compassion, empathy, ethics, communication, and collaboration.”

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