8 SKILLS FOR THE
FUTURE OF WORK
8 essential skills vital to ensuring personal adaptability in a changing world.
How best does one ensure that you are prepared for the ‘new world of work’? In a context of exponential change, what will it take to be ‘future-fit’? These are important questions for everyone to be asking – wherever it is you find yourself along your career path.
This keynote / workshop, based on our global experience and research, identifies and explores 8 essential skills vital to ensuring personal adaptability in a changing world.
To be successful and relevant in tomorrow’s world will demand that both individuals and organisations are adaptable. The need to be adaptable goes beyond being a strategic imperative – it is something that needs to be cultivated at a ‘DNA’ level. It necessitates being a learner and this is the focus of this new TomorrowToday presentation / workshop: what needs to be learnt today in order to develop an adaptive DNA that will make thriving tomorrow possible? The what (it is), why (it is important) and how (to do it) of each of the eight skills will be explained. Participants will leave with a clear idea as to what the future will demand of them and how to prepare for that future today.
The eight future-fit skills our
research has identified are:
Horizon scanning and what if thinking
How to think like a Futurist and plan for different future scenarios
Adaptive Intelligence, sense-making and complex problem solving
Knowing what to do when no one knows what to do
Being your best you
Diversity and Social Intelligence
Successfully build relationships and navigate social structures
Creativity and Intuition
Expand your thinking
Curiosity and Storytelling
Why asking questions and sharing stories are critical and how to be better at both
Initiative and entrepreneurship
Succeeding in the new economy
Being tech savvy
The things you need to know to keep up with the technology powering the future of work
Take Home Value
Understand the importance of ensuring that they are ready and prepared for tomorrow’s demands
Have a contextual understanding and insight as to what these demands are and feel motivated towards developing the eight skills necessary
Know what they can to do today in preparing themselves for tomorrow
Appreciate what it will take to enhance their own value and contribution in the ‘new world of work’