10 Skills for the Future Workforce

Skills for the future workforce

We’re big believers in relentless learning, it’s even one of our company core values. Learning relentlessly is expanding your skillset and preparing for future changes. And as the future workforce changes, it’s no surprise that new skills will be needed to keep up. Do you know which skills you should be acquiring?

The rising workforce, and even those in the midst of their careers, need to know what’s expected of them in the next 10 years. The Institute for the Future and Pearl Zhu have identified ten skills crucial for the future workforce. Learning and applying these skills makes you more valuable as a candidate and more prepared and forward-thinking as an industry leader.

By working on each of these skills and finding success in your network, you can leverage them, along with your talent, to find your deepest purpose and passion as well.

10 Skills for the Future Workforce

1. Sense Making

Ability to determine the deeper meaning or significance of what is being expressed.

2. Social Intelligence

Ability to connect with others in a deep and direct way, to sense and stimulate reactions and desired interactions.

3. Novel & adaptive thinking

Proficiency at thinking and coming up with solutions and responses beyond that which is rote or rule based.

4. Cross — Cultural competency

Ability to operate in different cultural settings

5. Computational thinking

Ability to translate vast amounts of data into abstract concepts and to understand data-based reasoning.

6. New media literacy

Ability to critically assess and develop content that uses new media forms, and to leverage these media for persuasive communication.

7. Trans-disciplinary

Literacy in, and ability to understand concepts across multiple disciplines.

8. Design mindset

Ability to represent and develop tasks and work processes for desired outcome.

9. Cognitive load management

Ability to discriminate and filter information for importance, and to understand how to maximize cognitive functioning using a variety of tools and techniques.

10. Virtual collaboration

Ability to work productively, drive engagement, and demonstrate presence as a member of virtual team.

What do you think are the skills for the future workforce? Is there anything missing on this list? Let us know on our social channels – FacebookTwitter, & LinkedIn.

Credits: Institute for the Future & Pearl Zhu

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