Nina Sunday, Workplace Wisdom for 9 to Thrive

Nina Sunday, author of Workplace Wisdom for 9 to Thrive: Proven Tactics and Hacks To Get Ahead in Today’s Workplace talks about future proofing one’s employability by improving our human skills. A “tsunami of automation” is already upon us and that brings opportunities, dangers, and pitfalls. Sunday says that in order to prevent AI and automation to fully take over, we need to up our human skills, which include collaboration, creating interpersonal relationships, and demonstrating empathy. She says, “If you can up your human skills, you’ll be the last one to lose your job.”

Sunday’s book is aimed at young professionals entering the workforce as it is often unwritten ground rules and assumptions that create confusion and miscommunication among team members. Therefore, it is imperative that younger employees understand the niceties of professionalism, giving them all of the necessary tools to be poised and confident. One other “workplace wisdom” Sunday offers is making sure employees become interdisciplinary, not specialists. The more skills they acquire, the better opportunities they have for career advancement.