Work of the future: Recently, at the World Economic Forum in Davos, 10 professional skills were announced that will be relevant after 5 years. Motivational writer and anti-coach Larisa Parfentieva tell why she was delighted when she saw this list. Read to everyone who wants to know where to go to study and what professions will be needed after 5 years.
A report on the future professions, recently made at the World Economic Forum in Davos, lists the skills that will be most needed in 5 years. The list is very interesting because it shows two significant trends in the development of man, society and culture. What kind of people will be at the peak of their career in 5 years? Let’s take a look and see.
- Work of the future:
- 1. Complex multi-level problem solving (Complex problem solving)
- 2. Critical thinking
- 3. Creativity in the broadest sense (Creativity)
- 4. The ability to manage people (People management)
- 5. Interaction with people (Coordinating with others)
- 6. Emotional intelligence
- 7. Formation of own opinion and decision-making (Judgment and decision-making)
- 8. Customer orientation (Service orientation)
- 9. Negotiation skills
- 10. Cognitive flexibility
- WHAT DO I SEE ON THIS LIST?
Work of the future:
1. Complex multi-level problem solving (Complex problem solving)
This means that a person is able to see the essence of problems and deal with the cause, and not with the effect. Suppose a lady comes to a doctor and says: “I want to lose weight.” And such a doctor scratched his head and said: “Well, stop eating sweets.” And there, in fact, the problem is not at all sweet, but in the endocrine system, daily routine, psychological problems in the family, and so on. In general, the whole complex. So, those specialists who will have a systematic, holistic approach to solving any problems will be most in demand, they will know what else to look for besides the most obvious.
2. Critical thinking
This is a way of thinking in which a person questions the incoming information and even his own beliefs. This is a very useful skill, because the question, “Maybe everything does not work at all as we expect?” Helps development.
3. Creativity in the broadest sense (Creativity)
From my point of view, creativity is the ability to see that which is not yet. When Michelangelo was asked how he created the statue of David, the sculptor replied: “I saw an angel in a piece of marble, and I wanted to free him.”
4. The ability to manage people (People management)
Michael Jordan said a brilliant phrase: “Talent will win the game, and the team – the championships.” Managing people is a complex science about how leaders make major decisions … no, not just about subordinates, but about People. How to motivate employees to skip to work, rather than from work? How not to make a mistake in a person, taking him to work, but to raise those who deserve it? How to resolve conflicts within the team? To know the answers to all these questions means to own people management.
5. Interaction with people (Coordinating with others)
This is perhaps understandable.
6. Emotional intelligence
In 1995, American psychologist Daniel Goleman published the book Emotional Intelligence, which blew up the book market and became a bestseller (although in fact the theory of EI appeared much earlier). Now, emotional intelligence refers to the ability to understand the emotions, intentions and motivation of other people and their own, as well as the ability to manage their emotions and the emotions of other people.
7. Formation of own opinion and decision-making (Judgment and decision-making)
We will not dwell on this either – everything is clear here.
8. Customer orientation (Service orientation)
Judging by forecasts, the world services sector will only grow, and good service is always worth its weight in gold. Unfortunately, service in Russia is easiest to describe with such an anecdote: “One lady asks another: – Oh, and where did you get this makeup? “There in that store.” – A lot of people? “Yes, there is nobody, even the consultant went out somewhere.”
9. Negotiation skills
This is understandable, right?
10. Cognitive flexibility
Cognitive flexibility is the ability of the mind to quickly switch from one thought to another, as well as ponder several things at once. By the way, you can test yourself for cognitive flexibility using the famous Stroop test. He is very simple. Say the names of the colors that spell these words:
WHAT DO I SEE ON THIS LIST?
I see that 5 out of 10 skills relate to the ability to communicate with people, negotiate and manage them, understand and serve them (this is human resources management, interacting with people, negotiations, customer focus, emotional intelligence).
4 more spheres out of 10 are related to brain abilities: the ability to quickly think, see the essence, find solutions to problems, generate new projects and ideas (complex problem solving, creativity, cognitive flexibility, critical thinking).
If you do not know what to study, then study people and their needs, and also train your brain for complex cognitive tasks. I think it’s great! Finally, the time comes when Man himself, his emotions, motivation and development becomes the main thing in our world.