Just came across this great quote from Esko Kilpi (via Peter Goodyear):
Post-industrial work is learning. Work is figuring out how to define and solve a particular problem and then scaling up the solution in a reflective and iterative way – with technology and alongside other people.
The world is complex and standardised and procedural thinking is not applicable: employability depends on attributes of creativity, problem solving, curiosity and communication rather than lists of domain specific skills.
Kilpi, Esko. (2016). Perspectives on new work: exploring emerging conceptualizations. SITRA, p. 34. Retrieved from: http://www.sitra.fi/en/julkaisu/2016/perspectives-new-work-1