Basic Profitable Future Skills
When it comes to Basic Profitable Future Skills, being competent in one’s work requires a clever mix of technical (hardskills), behavioral (softskills) and sectoral skills (I master the issues and the culture of the sector of activity in which I operate).
They are dependent on the work environment and linked to expected performance.
So what are the skills that will enable us to perform better in the world of uncertainty that we live in?
The List of Basic Profitable Future Skills
- Collaborate remotely
In increasingly reticular organizations where teams are polymorphic, evolving, remote and sometimes multicultural, where virtual communities and social networks take precedence over vertical organizations, knowing how to collaborate and cooperate remotely will be key.
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A great relational quality: Listening, sharing, empathy, interpersonal communication, being able to “connect” with others and establish rich and sincere relationships.
This presupposes a great knowledge of oneself and of the differences in psychological profiles that one may encounter.
Mastery of remote collaboration tools, synchronously (chat, video-conference, virtual meeting, etc.) and asynchronous (forum, e-portfolio, etc.).
A mastery of several languages (including a perfect command of his mother tongue and English) and a sensitivity to multicultural differences.
- Digital Communication
When we think of digital, we think more of tools and media (Youtube, twitter, etc.) than what we do there.
And it’s true that mastering the tools is important. But that is not enough. What we call digital literacy involves 3 complementary skills:
Search, access, filter, and synthesize relevant information in a critical and systematic way.
Generate your own content representing real added value for others beyond simple sharing. This means developing critical thinking to build concepts and give meaning to the concepts too.
Produce and distribute suitable multimedia content (Blog, videocasts, slideshare, etc.).
- Agility and adaptation
The fragmentation of professional paths will push us to develop cross-functionality in terms of expertise, knowledge and experience.
We will have to adapt to the various developments. The agility you demonstrate and your ability to manage change will then be a key success factor.
This involves developing:
High tolerance for uncertainty and new ideas
His knowledge in several disciplines
A great propensity to change continuously
- Initiative and entrepreneurship
More than ever, what you do will be up to you. The freedom to undertake, internally or externally, has never been greater. The ability of an individual to move from ideas to action requires:
A great motivation. The best driver of your action is passion. Identifying what excites you and directing you to related activities will be the best guarantee of success. Of taking risks. Ability to manage projects to achieve goals.
- Organize effectively
The multiplicity of sometimes sterile exchanges, the growing mass of information, the appeal of distractions and the diversity of projects to be carried out in parallel will force us to develop great personal productivity in order to be able to achieve our objectives, in particular on 3 points.
Time will remain a scarce resource. Good practices in terms of time and priority management should be mastered by everyone.
The management of his work environment, whether remote or in the office, physical or virtual, must allow everyone to effectively access all the subjects in progress.
Seize the opportunity to automate routine tasks through the various applications offered or developed by you. Coding should therefore be part of the basic skills that everyone will have to master.
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- Learning to learn
As I mentioned in the post a vision of lifelong learning, each of us will have to dedicate at least 20% of our time to renewing our skills to remain employable and strive to stick to those required by changes in the labor market.
For this, we must develop a culture of self-training and define our learning strategy in our ecosystem (company, networks, schools, communities.
- The ability to solve complex problems
Within companies, the ability to solve problems is a highly valued managerial skill. It denotes the ability to take initiatives and risks. It also shows a strong mastery of his professional environment.
- Demonstrate critical thinking
Critical reasoning is more topical than ever. Between “fake news” and the automation of the simplest tasks, our ability to analyze is our greatest strength.
What is a good critical mind? It is the ability to propose a constructed (and thoughtful) argument. Something that machines can’t do yet.
Paradoxically, the development of AI and the automation of work does not mean that companies no longer need people.
Quite the contrary! In 2015, a study by the World Economic Forum was published. Creativity is only in the 10th rank of sought-after professional skills. In 2020, things are changing.
Creativity has now reached the top 3 essential professional skills. Let’s be positive and look at the development of technologies with a positive eye.
These open up new skills opportunities.We think of technical development, marketing and market strategies.
And for all these new skills, having a critical mind and thinking outside the box are essential.
Companies are therefore looking for creative talents to put their intelligence at the service of solving complex problems.
- Empathy and emotional intelligence
Empathy and emotional intelligence are two extremely useful skills. They make it possible to create lasting and fruitful relationships.
Within your professional environment, these two assets will determine the quality of your interactions with your colleagues, your hierarchy and your customers.
Empathy and the ability to listen are therefore decisive in decision-making and the arbitration of conflicts. Two clever ways to stand out.
Success and failure are both part of a normal working life. It is therefore normal to confront it.
However, the ability to withstand failures and learn from mistakes is a difficult professional skill to acquire.
She demonstrates real experience and good stress management. And it is often the difficult times that most reveal the talent of employees.
For an employer, situations of failure thus reveal strong professional skills in an employee. Recovering from failure proves our ability to bounce back. The most important thing is to draw lessons for our future development.