- Meet our Talents
How I know I won’t be replaced by a robot
ORMIT Alumni - Finance Traineeship at BNP Paribas Fortis.
Can a machine do what you do?
“If a machine can do better, you need to think about it.” Not my words but Jack Ma’s. CEO of Alibaba, one of the most successful e-commerce companies in the world. “Every skill we develop should be different from what a machine can do.” And he’s right.
During my traineeship at BNP Paribas Fortis, I was challenged to test my soft skills in any way imaginable – from role play with actors to studying apes in the zoo (yes, really!). Talking about taking you out of your comfort zone … And it was brilliant! The role play was a great way to test my gut reaction to certain difficult situations. And from studying the apes I gathered insights about group dynamics.
Empathy is key
During my time with ORMIT, I learned a lot about psychology, about why people react the way they do – and how to use that wisdom to create a better work environment. If every manager learned about empathy, it would be much easier to reach goals.
So, will I be replaced by a robot? I don’t think so. And neither will you, if you have the right skillset. Don’t know where to start? A traineeship is always a good idea.