A learning mindset makes it less likely you’ll be thrown off or immobilized when a project changes the scope or a job function undergoes a transformation, especially if you have soft skills. While others scramble to adapt, lifelong learners maintain momentum and productivity.
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Understanding how your efforts fit into the bigger picture will give your work more meaning and give you new ideas to apply, so you don’t burn out or stagnate. Learning about something you’re curious about, even if it’s not useful to your job, expands your thinking, and impacts everything you do.
The skills gap is often defined as the difference between the skills future workers have and the skills employers seek in new hires. But the skills gap also exists for the already employed workers and can keep growing unless they keep their skills up to date.
By 2030, up to 30 to 40 percent of all workers in developed countries may need to move into new occupations or upgrade their skill sets. Skilled workers in short supply will become even scarcer. Any company that doesn't join the early adopters and doesn't address its underlying talent needs may fall short of reaching its goals.
Esteban Bullrich, Argentinian Minister of Education, believes the future work market will be much more dynamic than today’s.
A country-wide survey of almost 900 companies indicated that soft skills – such as teamwork, knowledge of digital tools, an understanding of rules and regulations, responsibility and commitment – are the most relevant for the future.