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  • Writer's pictureAndrea Nicholas

AI – Workforce Threat or Opportunity?



It's undeniable—Artificial Intelligence (AI) is reshaping the business landscape. Every industry is undergoing a profound transformation in workforce strategies, and AI is a topic that resonates in nearly every client conversation I have.


As a leader, it's not a matter of whether AI will impact your business and career; it's about how you strategically position yourself and your company to excel in this era of transformation.


🌐 Visionary leaders at companies like Mercedes Benz, Goldman Sachs, Google, Amazon, and others have already recognized the need for a new skillset to unlock AI's full potential. They've taken proactive steps to retool their staff over the past several months, staying ahead of the curve.


On the flip side, some leaders have chosen to ignore the impending changes, much like an ostrich burying its head in the sand. I recently had a conversation with a C-suite executive at an $850M company, who shared his bewilderment about his CEO's statement in an ELT meeting: "It's unclear what AI will mean to our business, so we'll discuss strategic changes, if any, next year."


🔍 A joint study conducted by Pearson and ServiceNow, though not yet fully published, reveals a critical insight: Technology is both the area of greatest vulnerability and the one with the most opportunity. A staggering 90% of global enterprises are expected to face a severe IT skills shortage. Simultaneously, AI is poised to create a net 5.9 million new technical jobs in the US over the next three years.


The threat lies in thinking that our workforce can remain unchanged in the near term. The opportunity arises from accepting that change is inevitable.


🔧 Retooling your workforce, including yourself, is not just a wise move—it's a necessity. It's time to take a proactive stance. I specialize in partnering with executives to chart strategic career courses, not just for themselves but also for their teams, enabling them to thrive in this era of transformation.


If you're ready to seize the opportunity and lead your organization into the AI-powered future, I invite you to reach out. Let's collaborate on a journey towards success. 


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