Are Your Skills Future Ready?

2018-05-19T12:38:25+00:00 01-28-2018|

Recent studies indicate that 20-35% of today’s jobs will be eliminated by automation within the next 3-5 years. To determine your relevance in the future, consider:

  1. Are the daily or weekly tasks in your job repetitive and predictable?
  2. How do you make decisions – based on analysis of historical patterns or
    through consideration of many factors requiring judgment and human
    intuition?
  3. What is your role in delivering a positive customer experience?
  4. How successful are you in empowering and inspiring employees, teams and
    suppliers?

While digital solutions improve efficiency they can’t ‘be human’ which enhances customer experience, innovation, and team commitment. Machines can be taught to accurately perform repetitive tasks or make decisions based on historical patterns, however, human intuition combined with critical thinking is often required to solve problems, communicate with customers and build trust.

In a recent Accenture study, 70% of consumers said they prefer to deal with a person versus technology – especially when faced with a problem. By developing your interpersonal communication, problem resolution, judgment, complex, decision making and inspirational leadership skills, you can enhance your current success and future relevance.

Learn more or contact Next Step to discuss ways you and your team can develop the skill for ideas on how you can be ‘future-ready’.