Achieving Your Ambitions: Skills for the Future

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The future of work is changing rapidly, and staying competitive requires up-to-date skills that are in high demand. The World Economic Forum has identified the top 10 skills of 2023, and it’s no surprise that cognitive skills like analytical and creative thinking top the list. In addition, businesses predict that 44% of workers’ core skills will be disrupted in the coming years due to rapid technological change. But don’t despair: there are many opportunities to learn and grow, and with the right mindset, you can achieve your ambitions.

So what are the most in-demand skills for the future? Analytical thinking is considered the most important core skill by more companies than any other, making up on average 9.1% of the core skills reported by companies. Creative thinking, self-efficacy skills like resilience and agility, and leadership and social influence are also highly valued. And with the rise of automation, skills like technology literacy and AI and big data are growing in importance.

But it’s not just about technical skills. The traits that make us human, like the ability to work with others and to be curious and adaptable, are also crucial. In fact, businesses surveyed for the Future of Jobs report predict that demand for creative thinking will grow faster than demand for analytical thinking in the next five years. Companies recognize the need to upskill and reskill their employees, with 82% planning to invest in learning and training on the job.

So how can you achieve your ambitions in this rapidly changing world of work? First, focus on your cognitive skills, like analytical and creative thinking, and be open to learning new things. Take advantage of training opportunities, whether they are offered by your employer or are self-directed. Stay curious and adaptable, and embrace the traits that make us human. And remember, leadership and social influence are becoming increasingly important, so don’t be afraid to speak up and make a difference.

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