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Jakarta Post

Executive column: Indonesia needs to better prepare workforce for future of work

  • The Jakarta Post

  /   Mon, September 30 2019   /  02:22 am

Philia WibowoAutomation, like it or not, is inching closer to influencing ways of doing business. A recent study titled “Automation and the future of work in Indonesia” by McKinsey Indonesia revealed that out of 800 jobs and 2,000 tasks, 30 percent of the tasks in 60 percent of the jobs are automated.By 2030, there will be more jobs created than lost by automation. Indonesia will have a net gain of between 4 to 26 million jobs. Some 23 million jobs will be lost, but some 27 to 46 million other jobs will be created, the study reads.The Jakarta Post’s Apriza Pinandita sat down with McKinsey Indonesia managing partner Philia Wibowo to discuss the report, focusing on the future of work in Indonesia. Here is an edited excerpt of the interview.Question: Could you please tell us more about the report?Answer: When we talk about jobs, one important thing we want to highlight is that it is n...