Use of Emerging Soft Skills

An interesting piece, what are your soft skills?

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A team of researchers released a very well-conceived study about what transferable skills will be in high demand in the near future; the study is called Future Work Skills 2020and was published by Institute for the Future. To identify the skills, they derived six drivers of change (in their words): extreme longevity; rise of smart machines and systems; computational world; new media ecology; super structured organizations; and globally connected world. I am not going to discuss these drivers, but they provide a detailed discussion about them in their study.

I decided to label the skills in their study, “Emerging Transferable Skills”; the skills and their definitions are in the table below (in their words only).

Emerging Soft Skills

Sense-Makingability to determine the deeper meaning or significance of what is being expressed
Social Intelligenceability to connect to others in a deep and direct way, to sense and stimulate reactions…

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