We are seeing a shift in the workplace with the explosion of new fields being created, which also means workers need to develop a new set of skills.
Our society is ever changing and as workers, we need to stay on top of those changes / trends in order to be successful. We are firmly entrenched in the Information Age where workers are valued for how well they can access, retrieve and apply new information. We want workers who are current with, or willing to learn, new skills and technologies. And given the rapid pace of advancement, this is on-going – just when you think you have something down, it changes!
In past decades, workers were expected to put their heads down and just focus on the task at hand – to not ask question or provide feedback. This is not the norm anymore. Employers are looking for creative and innovative workers, who are immersed in technology, and who continuously want to develop and expand their skills and knowledge.
With these changes, we need to identify a new set of skills. Learning is continuous, it is on-going, and it needs to be encouraged in the workplace.
A new age of work requires a new set of skills to thrive and be productive.
Guthrie-Jensen is a Global Training Consultant firm that likes to stay ahead of the game. They created the fantastic infographic below, Skills of the Future: 10 Skills You Need to Thrive in 2020. The infographic gives you an overview of the workforce landscape in 2020 as well as provides you with the various technologies that we expect will dominate the industry at that time.