The future of work: 10 skills that will be in demand in 2020 (photo)

Techno 20 March, 2018

2016-11-07 15:03

The future of work: 10 skills that will be in demand in 2020 (photo)
Read all who wants to learn, where to study and what profession will be needed in 5 years. Recently at the world economic forum in Davos was named the 10 skills that will be relevant in 5 years.

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Motivational writer and Antioch parfent’yeva Larisa explains why she was delighted when I saw this list.

The report on the future of the professions made recently at the world economic forum in Davos, called a list of those skills that will be most in demand over the next 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 his peak in 5 years? Let’s see and find out.

1. A comprehensive multi-level decision problems (Complex problem solving)

This means that a person is able to see the essence of problems and to deal with the cause, not the effect. For example, a lady comes to the doctor and says: “I Want to lose weight”. And the doctor scratched his head and said: “Well, stop eating dessert.” And there is actually a problem not to sweet, and in the endocrine system, the mode of the day, psychological problems in the family and so on. In General, the whole complex. Now, the most popular are those professionals who possess a systemic, holistic approach to solving any problems, and will know what else to look for except the obvious one.

2. Critical thinking (Critical thinking)

It’s a way of thinking in which a person casts doubt on the incoming information, and even their own beliefs. This is a very useful skill, because the question “And maybe not everything works as we assume?” helps the development.

3. Creativity in the broad 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 the angel in the block of marble, and I wanted to release him.”

4. The ability to manage people (People management)

Michael Jordan said the brilliant phrase: “Talent wins games, but teamwork and Championships.” People management is a complex science about how leaders make major decisions… no, not just about subordinates, but about People. How to motivate employees so that they ran run to work and not work? How not to be mistaken in the person taking it to work, and to raise those who deserve it? How to solve conflicts within the team? To know the answers to all these questions – means to have people management.

5. Interaction with people (Coordinating with others)

This is perhaps understandable.

6. Emotional intelligence (Emotional intelligence)

In 1995, the American psychologist Daniel Golman 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 under emotional intelligence is the ability to understand the emotions, intentions and motivations of others and your own as well as the ability to manage your emotions and emotions of other people.

7. Form our own opinions and decision making (Judgment and decision-making)

This also will not stop – all clear.

8. Customer orientation (Service orientation)

Projections indicate that the service sector in the world will only grow, and good service always on its weight in gold. Unfortunately, the service easiest to describe this anecdote: “One lady asks another: – Oh, and where did you get this makeup? – And there in the store. – And a lot of people? And no one, not even the consultant walked away”.

9. Negotiation skills (Negotiation)

It is clear, isn’t it?

10. The flexibility of the mind (Cognitive flexibility)

Cognitive flexibility is the ability of the mind to switch quickly from one thought to another and also to think about several things at once. By the way, test yourself on cognitive flexibility, you can use the famous Stroop test. It is very simple. Quickly say the names of colors, which is written these words:


I see that 5 of the 10 skills concerning the ability to communicate with people to negotiate and manage, to understand and to serve them is the management of staff, interaction with people, negotiations, customer focus, emotional intelligence).

4 spheres 10 are connected with the abilities of the brain: the ability to think quickly, to see the essence, to find solutions, generate new projects and ideas (complex problem solving, creativity, cognitive flexibility, critical thinking).


If you do not know what to study, the study of people and their needs, and train your brain for complex cognitive tasks. I think it’s great! Finally the time comes when the Man himself, his emotions, motivation, and development is the main in our world.