10 skills of future workforce

by Jatin Kataria on 18th April, 2012 at 11:18 AM CEST

Hello Everyone,

This is RJ Jats from Radio CF, Fun – Flexible – Fresh –and Futuristic. It’s time to start your favorite songs playlist and enjoy listening to my article with your eyes. Here we go!

This article was inspired by one quote in the Future Book, which says:

"We need to learn from the mistakes that brought about the current economic crisis and base our future development on innovation, increased corporate responsibility, mutual trust and respect for the environment in which we live and depend on. Across all sectors, future managers will need a different set of tools to cope with unfamiliar norms, rules, and expectations that emerge from globalization." Jan Muehlfeit, Chairman Europe, Microsoft Coprporation, Czech Republic

Institute for the future (IFTF) and University of Phoenix Research Institute came with a report called future work skills 2020. They came up with 6 change drivers that emerged from the research as the most important and relevant to future work skills. For the detailed report please click here.

What are the 10 skills that are needed in future workforce?

1) Sense Making:
Ability to determine the deeper meaning or significance of what is being expressed.

2) Social Intelligence:
Ability to connect with others in a deep and direct way, to sense and
stimulate reactions and desired interactions.

3) Novel & adaptive thinking:
Proficiency at thinking and coming up with solutions and responses beyond that which is rote or rule based.

4) Cross – Cultural competency:
Ability to operate in different cultural settings

5) Computational thinking:
Ability to translate vast amounts of data into abstract concepts and to understand data-based reasoning.


6) New media literacy:
Ability to critically assess and develop content that uses new media forms, and to leverage these media for persuasive communication.

7) Trans-disciplinary:
Literacy in, and ability to understand concepts across multiple disciplines.

8) Design mindset:
Ability to represent and develop tasks and work processes for desired outcome.

9) Cognitive load management:
Ability to discriminate and filter information for importance, and to understand how to maximize cognitive functioning using a variety of tools and techniques.

10) Virtual collaboration:
Ability to work productively, drive engagement, and demonstrate presence as a member of virtual team.

Out of these 10, how many skill do you have? Share your skills and give feedback about the show.

The Workforce is Changing rapidly - How Will You Manage?

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Kaushal Joshi

Kaushal Joshi | Action team

Nice sharing RJ ! m impressed with all 10 skills..fantastic !

Perfect sharing for young guns! M sure it will reinforce youthful vigor :)

Thumbs up dear ! U rock :)

19th April, 2012 @ 11:59 AM CEST

Samuel Duru

Samuel Duru | Action team

Hi RJ Jats!

Thanks for sharing the must-have skills for the future workforce. They are simply fabulous and it helps a lot to be well of these skills as the next generation of managers, supervisors, educators, diplomats, CEOs etc. These skills will ultimately foster a more vibrant workplace where people thrive and truly collaborate in teams.

20th April, 2012 @ 3:47 PM CEST

Isabella Torrealba Balzán

Isabella Torrealba Balzán

Hey Jatim! Very useful article!
Thanks for sharing!!

21st April, 2012 @ 3:27 AM CEST



very good Jatin and also very useful.

22nd April, 2012 @ 9:33 PM CEST

Jatin Kataria

Jatin Kataria | Action team | CF Chapters

@kaushal: thank u so much . . m happy that u r impressed with 10 skills.. n yeah its really awesome. . .

25th April, 2012 @ 5:21 AM CEST

Jatin Kataria

Jatin Kataria | Action team | CF Chapters

@samuel - My pleasure samuel .. . :)

these skill will always lead u to deeper satisfaction inside, happy work culture and meaning fun with best outcome n happiness within . . :)

25th April, 2012 @ 5:30 AM CEST

Jatin Kataria

Jatin Kataria | Action team | CF Chapters

@isabella - thank dear . . now d list of skill is totally urs . . enjoy d process of analyzing wid ur mind . . . :)

@kedei -- heeya dear .. m happy u liked it ... :)

25th April, 2012 @ 5:32 AM CEST

Reshma Surve

Reshma Surve | Action team

Hey Master really great!!!

you are preparing the youth for disaster!!!!

practical & precise tips!!!!

Loved this show RJ!!!!

waiting for next episode!!!!

26th April, 2012 @ 7:06 PM CEST

usman nawab

usman nawab

Nice sharing

29th April, 2012 @ 9:35 PM CEST

Jatin Kataria

Jatin Kataria | Action team | CF Chapters

@Reshma: Heyyyaaa.. master is happy to see ur thinking about preparing youth before disaster . ,. . ;)

I loved that you actually felt that these practical n precise tips .. . :)

Stay charged . . few more to come . . . see u soon in next episode .. ;)

30th April, 2012 @ 5:53 AM CEST

Jatin Kataria

Jatin Kataria | Action team | CF Chapters

@usman - thank u .. :)

30th April, 2012 @ 5:53 AM CEST

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