Infographics: the soft skills of tomorrow
According to a recent study by the McKinsey Global Institute, automation and artificial intelligence (AI) is having an important impact on the nature of work. As work will likely be organized differently within companies, current workforce skills could quickly become outdated or obsolete. So that your business is not affected, we suggest that you take a closer look at tomorrow’s needs and adapt accordingly. Here are the key points from the McKinsey Skill Shift report and the main changes that will occur by 2030.
Infographics: the soft skills of tomorrow

The skills needed in the future

As they interact with ever smarter machines, individuals will have to upgrade their skill set in order to successfully accomplish their responsibilities. The need for physical and manual skills will drop by 14%. Soft skills, such as social and emotional skills, will play a very important role as demand increases by 24%. Employees will also have to acquire higher cognitive skills, as current ones will become less useful during the years to come.

 

The workforce of 2030: the Millennials

In 10 to 15 years, the main workforce will be composed of Millennials. This generation is strong on hard skills, but will most likely need continuous training in order to fill in gaps in soft skills, such as communication, teamwork, and punctuality.

Soft skills: how will organizations adapt?

To face these monumental changes, HR departments within organizations will need to adapt their mindset and organizational setup. HR leaders will have to reevaluate the quality of the workforce and reframe the allocation of work-activity. Executives and HR leaders will have to collaborate for a better understanding of their company’s needs.

The only way to succeed as a prosperous company in the future will be through continuous learning for your employees, as well as talent preservation and strategic skills development throughout the organization. CrossKnowledge’s teams can accompany you on this path and help you train your teams towards the Path to Performance.

Soft skills: infographics of the McKinsey report