Positioning Yourself in Line with Market Demand

Positioning Yourself in Line with Market Demand

Do you have clarity on what makes you valuable in the marketplace? Do your competencies align with what is in demand?

According to a report from McKinsey & Company, by 2030, more than 800 million people will lose their jobs to automation. Could some of your tasks be easily automated? What percentage of your role might be automated in the future?

In this day and age, it is important to understand what is growing in demand so that you can learn the skills and competencies needed for the future. 

In this episode, you’ll learn how to keep track of market demand so you can position yourself in line with it. 


[01:08] The effects of automation on the workforce
[03:58] The shelf life of skills is getting shorter
[04:34] Focus on solving business problems
[06:55] Learning to run two races at the same time
[07:32] Hacks to identify future demand
[14:26] Homework for the week


“Digital transformation is unlocking organizations and making them faster, more efficient, more innovative, and ultimately creating more value for their customers.” – Nikki Barua

“You have to know exactly what is in demand so that you can develop the right skills.” – Nikki Barua 

“Focus on solving a business problem and doing it in the fastest, most elegant, most effective way.” – Nikki Barua 

“You have to run two races at the same time: be great at what you’re doing today, while mastering the skills to be great at what you’ll be doing tomorrow.” – Nikki Barua

“Your future is truly in your hands and you must start making changes today.” – Nikki Barua

About Nikki Barua:

Nikki Barua is a digital innovator, serial entrepreneur, author & speaker. Learn more at nikkibarua.com.

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About Monica Marquez:

Monica Marquez is a senior corporate leader, ex-Googler, and diversity expert. Learn more at themonicamarquez.com.

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