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The 10 skills you need to thrive in the Fourth Industrial Revolution
These are the top 10 skills you will need in the workplace in 2020.

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Worker Skills In The Future

As the Fourth Industrial Revolution automates most tasks and expands new fields of knowledge, the skills required in the work market will change.

Creativity and emotional intelligence ...

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Top 10 Worker Skills In 2020

Top 10 Worker Skills In 2020
  1. complex problem solving
  2. critical thinking
  3. creativity
  4. people management
  5. coordinating with others
  6. emotional intelligence
  7. judgment and decision-ma...

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The Future Work Market

Automation will do away with most existing jobs but it will also create new ones. Retraining in a massive scale will be necessary. 

In particular, manual laborers are at risk of unemployment in the absence of retraining, as the new jobs will be in more specialized areas. Governments and employers in every sector are being urged to retrain and re-skill workers to avoid a crisis.

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Automation And Soft Skills

Vikas Pota, Chief Executive of Varkey Foundation, believes the jobs that won’t be automated will be those that require abilities like empathy (persuading and working well with others), a positive attitude (relearning and restudying) and resilience. These “soft” skills are hard to teach, thus there will be demand great teachers.

Also, automation will cause the skills needed by the economy to change which makes it impossible to predict which “hard skills” will be necessary.

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What counts as a robot

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How automation will affect jobs

Low-skill jobs, where 70% of the responsibilities are predictable physical and cognitive tasks, are straightforward to automate, especially as automation technology becomes cheaper than paying a human to do the same job.

  • Outside an office environment: The jobs that will be affected are things like retail employees and warehouse workers.
  • Inside an office: Jobs vulnerable to automation are data entry, filing, and document review.

Work that is difficult to automate

Complex tasks that require creativity and other forms of higher-order thinking are very difficult to automate. The reason is that you need cognitive technology like AI (artificial intelligence) and automation together. At this point, AI is still limited.

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