The world is changing very rapidly, literally, if you blink, you miss. This rapid change and evolution of the world is leaving many people outdated and antiquated. If you don’t deliberately pay attention and work on these skills, it may cost you more than you can imagine.
Technology advancement and the birth of many platforms have changed the requirements in careers, businesses, and even running families.
Make no assumptions. I remember when I left paid employment many years ago to venture into entrepreneurship. My assumption was that since I had become an award-winning Human Resources executive with specialization in talent supply, learning, and development, all I needed to do was announce my availability, and businesses would beat the path to me, lol. I was very wrong. In order to survive, I quickly morphed from an HR expert into a Sales Manager, Operations Manager, Marketing Manager, Finance Manager, etc. In today’s world, you need to acquire these new skills, even for your career and family.
Here are a few skills you need to develop, you will need them.
- Digital Literacy – Proficiency in using computers, mobile devices, and various digital tools and platforms
- Data Literacy – Involves skills in collecting, analyzing, interpreting, and visualizing data to derive insights and make informed decisions.
- Problem-Solving and Critical Thinking – These are skills not altered or affected by artificial intelligence and automation. This involves the ability to analyze complex situations, think creatively, make logical connections, and propose innovative solutions to problems.
- Adaptability and Learning Agility – This involves the ability to adapt to change and quickly learn new skills is essential. Being adaptable and having a growth mindset allows individuals to stay relevant and embrace new technologies and ways of working.
- Communication and Collaboration – This includes the ability to convey ideas clearly, actively listen, collaborate with diverse teams, and work effectively in both virtual and in-person settings. Strong interpersonal skills, empathy, and cultural awareness are becoming more important.