Biola Alabi, founder of Grooming for Greatness, believes that education for future workers must focus more on leadership, flexibility, critical thinking and teamwork. Skills that allow us to navigate and find comfort in ambiguity will be necessary. A person’s capacity to apply concepts, ideas and problem-solving techniques across different sectors will determine employability.
The most important skills of tomorrow, according to five global leaders
Analytical. Before thinking creatively about something, you first have to be able to understand it. Open-Minded. Setting aside any assumptions or biases you may have, and look at things in a completely new way. Problem Solving. Using your creativity to solve important issues. Organization. Being able to structure a plan of action with clear goals and deadlines is vital. Communication. Strong written and oral communication skills to communicate your solutions effectively.
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The 10 skills you need to thrive in the Fourth Industrial Revolution