Top 10 skills for the Fourth Industrial Revolution

  • 35% of skills considered important today will change
  • the main tendences are : advanced robotics and autonomous transport, artificial intelligence and machine learning, advanced materials, biotechnology and genomics
  • get the report with the future of jobs
  • the nature of the change will depend very much on the industry itself
  • robots may help us get to where we want to be faster, but they can’t be as creative as humans (yet)
  • creativity will become one of the top three skills workers will need
  • emotional intelligence, which doesn’t feature in the top 10 today, will become one of the top skills needed by all
  • the financial services and investment sector, however, has yet to be radically transformed
  • artificial intelligence, 3D printing and advanced materials are still in their early stages of use, but the pace of change will be fast

SKILLS

  1. Complex problem solving (jobs)
  2. Critical Thinking (jobs)
  3. Creativity (jobs)
  4. People management (jobs)
  5. Coordinating with others (jobs)
  6. Emotional Intelligence (jobs)
  7. Judgement and decision making (jobs)
  8. Service orientation (jobs)
  9. Negotiation (jobs)
  10. Cognitive flexibility (jobs)

source WEF

 

skill
[skil]

noun
1. the ability, coming from one’s knowledge, practice, aptitude, etc., to do something well:
Carpentry was one of his many skills.
2. competent excellence in performance; expertness; dexterity:
The dancers performed with skill.
3. a craft, trade, or job requiring manual dexterity or special training in which a person has competence and experience:
the skill of cabinetmaking.
4. Obsolete. understanding; discernment.
5. Obsolete. reason; cause.

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