The shockwaves of tech disruption continue to grow and span almost every known industry on Earth, forcing global businesses to focus on the upskilling and reskilling of their existing and future workforce in order to stay competitive in a constantly evolving business environment.
Although all the focus of skilling seems to be on the digital or ‘hard’ skills, it hardly comes as a surprise that in the world of AI and automation, businesses feel the need to retain the human touch and the interpersonal value systems built into the organizations.
The latest Infographic titled 'Top 5 In-Demand Soft Skills in 2020’ released by Plethora distills multitude of reports and latest trends in an engaging GIF format and explores the most prominent skills that are in-demand across global industries.
As the Infographic explores, there is a strong upsurge in the demand for developing employees’ soft skills to achieve a sense of balance. It is often stated that ‘hard skills are the learning and soft skills are the application of that learning’. So, while employees learn newer technologies like Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Blockchain, skills like interpersonal skills, management skills and leadership skills will be necessary to effectively leverage those technologies to tie them up with real and achievable business goals.
Enterprises need employees who are capable of fostering a creative approach to problem solving across diverse roles and functions; which is why the World Economic Forum lists ‘Creativity’ as one of the most important skills in 2020. Likewise, soft skills like Growth Mindset, Communication, Emotional Intelligence and Critical Thinking play important roles in the modern workplace, be it collaborating with peers, bettering interpersonal communications or handling stress.
As constant disruption calls for constant upskilling, businesses must look at providing relevant skills to their employees to drive performance and productivity, and the ‘Top 5 In-Demand Soft Skills in 2020’ Infographic serves as a perfect guide to help HR and L&D leaders stay informed and make data-backed decisions.
The ‘Top 5 In-Demand Soft Skills in 2020’ is available for viewing here