Your New Skill Set for Tomorrow's Job

Publish Date:Jul 28, 2014

What is that you need to have to ensure continued success in your workplace? With the future of work ever-changing and dynamic  there is also a need for new set of skill development which changes with the pace of technology and time.
First, we must understand what is driving change and molding the future of work.

The six key drivers of change include:

  • Extreme longevity: People are living longer.
  • The rise of smart machines and systems: Tech will augment and extend our own capabilities.
  • Computational world: There will be an increase in sensors and processing that will make the world a programmable system.
  • New media ecology: There will be new communication tools that will require media literacies beyond text.
  • Super structured organizations: Social technologies will drive new forms of production and value creation.
  • Globally connected world: Diversity and adaptability will be at the center of operations.

So what are the skills you should be working on today to ensure you’ll have a job tomorrow? They include:

  • Sense making
  • Social intelligence
  • Novel and adaptive thinking
  • Cross-cultural competency
  • Computational thinking
  • New media literacy
  • Transdisciplinary
  • Design mindset
  • Cognitive load management
  • Virtual collaboration

Source: Jen Cohen Crompton

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