THE SKILLS MOST IN DEMAND TODAY (AND IN THE NEAR FUTURE)Francesco Bruno
The world of work is changing fast, and consequently so are the skills required by organizations. To understand which skills are worth betting on, it is good to know the global employment trends.
According to the World Economic forum’s (WEF) latest analysis, “The Future of Jobs,” the fastest growing roles in terms of demand are those related to technology, digitization and sustainability.
From the WEF report we read a very important passage, “Our analysis suggests that 69 million jobs will be created and 83 million will be destroyed, leading to a contraction of 14 million jobs over the next five years.”
Let’s find out, then, the soft skills (or soft skills) most sought after by companies today (and in the near future).
Imagination, creativity and intuition: creative thinking is a crucial soft skill because it can generate innovation. Unfortunately, even today this ability is undervalued by many organizations. In fact, the WEF report states that only 46 percent of companies encourage creative thinking. However, market trends give us every reason to imagine that within a few years companies will change course on this line of thinking and reconsider it more.
Digital literacy is the ability to identify, understand, use and create information using information technology. The difficulty lies in cultivating digital knowledge from a continuous learning perspective. This is a vital issue for companies and employees, as artificial intelligence will play a key role within organizations in the near future, and it will be necessary to have in-house personnel who can know how to use and integrate them into their tasks, with the aim of having a competitive advantage in the marketplace.
It is valued because it unpacks ideas and compares them, exploring their causes and effects, and then finds a simple solution to complex problems. Analytical thinking actually develops no matter what school or university a person has attended: the ability to analyze a given topic pragmatically is a skill that is honed over time and perfected primarily through experience in the field. A system as articulate as today’s increasingly requires a modus operandi that can get straight to the point, which is why organizations want to hire people who think in terms of entropy reduction. Organized and versatile minds that operate by following the famous motto that has always distinguished us at Ambire Benefit Society as well, namely, “the best is the enemy of the good.”
-Kindness, empathy and active listening:
Ambire Benefit Society‘s corporate culture is based on the following values: sustainability, inclusion, innovation and kindness. And it is kindness that encapsulates a whole series of characteristics that distinguish our management and the way we shape that of our client organizations. The ability to listen, the willingness to understand the needs and wants of others, and empathy toward others are important themes for us at Ambire. And today as never before, in an increasingly digital world, people are looking for real contact and sincere interactions. Active listening is the key to making a team function as a whole and to achieving common goals while overcoming, together, any difficulties. These skills, which are cultivated by maintaining an altruistic view of the world, are increasingly sought after, and it is they who make the difference in every field of endeavor: from relationships with colleagues to those with superiors, from customers to corporate partnerships.