However these discussions or - of equal importance - discussions around the jobs of the past, need to occur in tandem with conversations about talent deficits.
"The work to mitigate this potential talent crisis must start now to protect the future of companies.”
The effects of the talent deficit will have an impact broadly for economies globally and regionally over the medium to long term.
In the Asia Pacific, the story differs between countries but it is clear this shortage will severely impact the growth of markets in the region.
New research from Korn Ferry shows an imminent talent deficit of more than 12.3 million workers by 2020, rising to a shortage of 47.0 million workers and A$5.620 trillion in unrealised annual revenue across the region at 2030.
The gap between future talent supply and demand in 20 major economies is estimated to occur at three milestones - 2020, 2025 and 2030 - and across three sectors: financial and business services; technology, media and telecommunications; and manufacturing.