Today, one of the sectors with the highest growth is the Software Development industry, and there is a global need for software engineers. The future of work is a major topic right now. On the one hand, there are expectations that it will lead to greater chances for anybody, wherever, shorter workweeks, better tools, etc. On the other side, numerous serious issues have been raised, including whether or not robots will eventually replace people, whether or not artificial intelligence would undermine morality and ethics, whether or not we’ll be less linked to one another at home and at work, and so on.
This is what I am absolutely sure, even if I don’t know the answers to many of the questions. The nature of work in the future will be very different from what it is today, demanding the development of new career-related attitudes and skills. As we change how we think and operate, it is up to us all whether it is for the better or for worse. I want to discuss some changes with you today, along with what they signify for you and your career in software development.
More generalists than specialists:
It is more crucial than ever that we have more people on deck who aren’t afraid to roll up their sleeves and pick up any new or unfamiliar technology to get things done as we transform to a data-driven world where we ship features quickly to learn about how well they add value to customers and learn and make changes from those results. This does not indicate that there won’t be a future demand for experts. There always has been. However, the need for generalists in the Software Development Sector will be considerably greater. With the increase in demand for full stack developers over the past several years, we have already started to see this.
The benefits of having a global mentality for your software development job exist in two types. First, think about the items you are creating for your clients. Will the product you’re creating work for various countries, languages, devices, and internet connection speeds? This is a useful question to ask in this situation.
The second aspect of having a global perspective is how you treat your coworkers and those you work with. It’s essential to keep in mind that many of your coworkers will likely be working from numerous places, perhaps remotely, since flexibility has become the primary requirement for the upcoming generation of employees. There is also data that predicts 50% of the workforce would work remotely by 2021. As a result, it will be essential to have a global perspective, be able to get along with people you may have never met in person, come from diverse backgrounds, and be open to accepting other point of views. Global, remote, and borderless employment will be the norm in the future.
Creative instead of Task Implementers:
Back in the day, if you put in a lot of effort, completed your work on time, and required minimal to no supervision, you were a high performer. This is no longer the case, and as time passes, it will become increasingly clear. Task implementers who execute someone else’s solution perfectly will not be recognized as highly as self-starters who are prepared to take chances and come up with original ideas.
Organizations will expect and promote entrepreneurial energy in their staff members as it transitions from a novelty to the standard. Why? Because robots can perform repetitive activities more quickly and accurately than humans, but they will never be as creative as people.
Get ready for the future of work:
In fact, the future of work is not all that far away. Future workplace trends in our sector are already starting to emerge. Prepare for the largest revolution the software development business has ever seen by being ready, eager, and ready. It will be different, and if you are prepared to put in your best effort and be open to the possibilities, I am confident that the change will bring out the best in you.