'Nonlinear thinking and the new approach needed to be prepared for the future for work'

NEW DELHI: at a time when artificial intelligence and automation are fundamentally changing the jobs market, JobBuzz , the employer qualification and review platform of TimesJobs , brought together leading business leaders and 700 companies to ideate on the future of jobs at the second edition of the " JobBuzz Workplace 2025 Conclave and Expo Den in the national capital on Saturday.

Speaking at the event, Ronnie Screwvala , co-founder and president of upGrad, said that maturity, attitude and non-linear thinking are the three key aspects to compete in the future.

"I've always followed the process of non-linear. I've learnt primarily because of that approach. Non-linear thinking is going to be the top skill required to be future-ready and adapt to the changing world powered by artificial intelligence (AI)," Screwvala said.

Screwvala afirmó que el papel de la artificial intelligence en los lugares de trabajo no debe verse como una amenaza, sino más bien como una oportunidad para que la fuerza laboral inicie el siguiente nivel de pensamiento.

Speaking on the nature of future jobs , Vineet Nayar, founder and chairman of Sampark Foundation, opined: "The jobs of tomorrow are not going to be based on skill and knowledge, they are going to be based on ability to apply the skill and knowledge to create stuff which has never been done before."

"The attitude towards transformation for the new set of jobs in 2025 is not just on skill and data but on attitude and approach and how you will rethink yourself and apply the skills that you've learnt or the skills that you wish to learn," he said.

Anuranjita Kumar, managing director of HR International Hubs of the Royal Bank of Scotland, said the time has also come for professionals to assume leadership roles in family businesses.

The event, promoted by Times Internet, brought together more than 700 companies, more than 1,200 delegates, human resources leaders and business professionals from across the country and saw debates about the impact of technology in the work spheres and how it will alter Talent needs of companies.

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