David Nordfors of Innovation for Jobs (I4J) is igniting some novel ideas about how organizations can thrive by tailoring jobs to people in an era where more and more functions are being automated through artificial intelligence. One numinous concept he’s pioneering is coolabilities: A reframing of the old notion of disabilities, looking at the strengths that come with different cognitive styles and capabilities. Already, SAP is intentionally hiring people in the autism spectrum. Working with co-founder Vint Cerf, one of the father’s of the Internet, Nordfors envisions a new People Centered Economy with mass personalization and a focus on people rather than products. For a deeper look at this fresh perspective, I recommend the book People Centered Economy by Nordfors and Cerf.
Coolabilities and other Fresh Ideas about the Future Workforce