According to the World Economic Forum on the future of jobs, there’s been a meaningful change in the top skills required by employers in the last 15 years.
Adapt to the future of jobs by connecting the dots moving forward
The future of jobs in the workplace shows a strong trend towards complex problem solving, critical thinking, creativity, and people management skills. It is predicted that the direction will continue in the next decade through to 2030 and beyond.
Greater than one-third of critical skills found in today’s workforce will shift shape for the future of jobs five years from now.
What does the future look like for Cognitive, Social and Emotional Skills?
It’s expected that there will be a 60% increase in technological skills required, driven by automation and artificial intelligence.
New roles will be created such as a “bio-organ maker” as emerging technologies reach the market place influencing the future of jobs.
Social and emotional skills are predicted to rise by 26% in the market place.
Higher cognitive skills will be increasingly in demand as well.
What does this mean for business leaders?
With the future of jobs in mind, how does a progressive entrepreneur respond to emerging opportunities and challenges to business?
Mange what we measure
Peter Drucker the father of modern business management, has said: “If you can’t measure it, you can’t improve it.” But if you are setting out to increase soft skills, how do you measure these things?
- complex problem solving
- critical thinking
- people management
- coordinating with others
- emotional intelligence
- judgment and decision-making
- service orientation, negotiation
- cognitive flexibility
So-called “soft-skills”, are not only important, but they can be measured and cultivated
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