With the rapid pace of change, individuals must take a strong interest in adding to their skills to further their own career. A recent report ‘The Future of Jobs’ by the World Economic Forum, revealed the top 10 skills that will be needed by 2025.
1. Analytical thinking and innovation
Evaluating the available information and using this insight to make decisions will be a key skill for employees to have and involves both cognitive flexibility and disposition.
2. Active Learning and Learning Strategies
Learners will have to take charge of their own learning with trainers assuming the role of facilitator, rather than teacher.
3. Complex Problem-Solving
It’s about having the skills to quickly problem solve and seeing the bigger picture, whilst still being close enough to keep an eye on the details.
4. Critical Thinking and Analysis
People who can collect the right data, examine the facts and come up with an answer by applying logic will remain in demand.
5. Creativity, Originality and Initiative
Organisations will need the ability to take lots of disparate information and bring this together to create a creative solution.
6. Leadership and Social Influence
Managers on your team will need strong interpersonal skills, emotional intelligence and the ability to respond to the needs of others to drive productivity.
7. Technology Use, Monitoring and Control
Adopting the right technology and implementing it for your organisation will give you an advantage over the competition.
8. Technology Design and Programming
Having people in your business who are able to create solutions using technology by addressing the needs of your ever-changing customer requirements will be central to your success.
9. Resilience, Stress Tolerance and Flexibility
There will be a strong need for people who can remain relaxed, composed and have the capacity to change course quickly if required when faced with difficulties.
10. Reasoning, Problem Solving and Ideation
This involves thinking logically, using different types of thinking, e.g. creative, mathematical, critical thinking etc. bringing together ideas and concepts as well as providing opportunities for your team to learn.
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