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January 2, 2020

10 Job Skills need in 2020 and beyond

Time has welcomed 2020 already. Corporates, Entrepreneurs, and Industrialists have to welcome the latest trends and find opportunities in order to grab the best benefits out of it.  They intend to reshape their focus and adapt it according to where artificial intelligence and digital marketing play vital roles. But, how can we thrive in this dare new world? What are the best 10 skills requiring in 2020?

Cognitive flexibility

How well an individual can adopt another perspective, change one’s thinking, or mentally adapt to one’s environment. Common strategies for enhancing cognitive flexibility resemble strategies for boosting divergent thinking, creativity, and openness. A more comprehensive definition might account for the efficiency of that normal way of thinking as well: how flexibly can we engage various parts of our brain to respond to a task, whether or not the task requires us to think “differently”?

Negotiation

Negotiations occur frequently within the workplace and may occur between coworkers, departments or between an employee and employer. Professionals may negotiate contract terms, project timelines, compensation and more. A type of discussion used to settle disputes and reach agreements between two or more parties. Generally, a negotiation results in a compromise where each party makes a concession for the benefit of everyone involved

Service orientation

Service Orientation’ is all about designing and delivering the best possible service for your customers. Some of the biggest companies in the world are ‘service’ businesses that invest enormous sums of money improving the way they interact with their customers. From a skills perspective, this means that businesses ‘will need to learn to more quickly anticipate these new consumer values, translate them into product offerings and to become ever more knowledgeable about the processes involved in meeting these demands.

Decision-making

Given the thousands of decisions, we make every day, all having consequences that can create positive or negative results, skills to improve this capability might be considered fundamental to a productive life. Many organizations use a mixture of centralized and consensus-based styles. How an individual employee participates in the decision-making process depends on his or her position within the overall structure of the company.

This isn’t surprising considering the sheer volume of data that organizations can now amass, and the growing need for employees who can sift through the numbers, find actionable insights, and use big data to inform business strategy and decisions.

Emotional intelligence

We probably also know people who are masters at managing their emotions. They don’t get angry in stressful situations. Instead, they have the ability to look at a problem and calmly find a solution. People like this have a high degree of emotional intelligence. They know themselves very well, and they’re also able to sense the emotional needs of others. As more and more people accept that emotional intelligence is just as important to professional success as technical ability, organizations are increasingly using it when they hire and promote.

Coordinating with others

Collaboration is crucial in any work environment and this is something that thankfully humans are still better at than robots. Coordinating with others involves strong communication skills, an awareness of other people’s strengths and weaknesses, and being able to work with a range of different personalities.

People management

People management skills can include communication, leadership, delegation, motivation, training and even performance feedback. People management is, first and foremost, about building relationships with your direct reports. A strong manager-direct report relationship can give your direct reports the motivation and support they need to work hard, grow and develop in their role, and tackle new challenges in their field

Creativity

Imagination is an integral part of the human mind that covers both the creative and learning spheres. Increasing one’s imagination creates possibilities. It is considered to be the creative faculty of the mind that helps a person in process-oriented activities, such as thinking, memorizing, remembering, or opinion forming.

The problem with the creative process is its inherent ‘non-process’ nature. There is simply no one way to creatively problem-solve something. In saying that, there are ways to unleash the creative within you by exercising curiosity and self-expression on a regular basis.

Critical thinking

Critical thinking involves being able to use logic and reasoning to interrogate an issue or problem, consider various solutions to the problem, and weigh up the pros and cons of each approach. Being a critical thinker will still be a valued skill set in the next four years, according to the survey. But what does critical thinking actually involve?

Complex problem-solving

Topping the list as the most desired skill to have by 2020 is complex problem-solving ability defined by the report as the capacity ‘to solve novel, ill-defined problems in complex, real-world settings.’

 

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  1. Awesome post! Keep up the great work! 🙂

  2. Thanks a lot for the blog post. Cool.

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