Which 10 Job Skills Will Your Children Need in 2020?

Whereas negotiation and flexibility are high on the list of skills for 2015, in 2020 they will begin to drop from the top 10 as machines, using masses of data, begin to make our decisions for us.

Which 10 Job Skills Will Your Children Need in 2020?

Below is a list complied by the World Economic Forum of the top 10 skills that employers are looking for in 2020:

What skills will change most?

Creativity will become one of the top three skills workers will need. With the avalanche of new products, new technologies and new ways of working, workers are going to have to become more creative in order to benefit from these changes.

Robots may help us get to where we want to be faster, but they can’t be as creative as humans (yet).

Whereas negotiation and flexibility are high on the list of skills for 2015, in 2020 they will begin to drop from the top 10 as machines, using masses of data, begin to make our decisions for us.

A survey done by the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council on the Future of Software and Society shows people expect artificial intelligence machines to be part of a company’s board of directors by 2026.

Similarly, active listening, considered a core skill today, will disappear completely from the top 10. Emotional intelligence, which doesn’t feature in the top 10 today, will become one of the top skills needed by all.

The good news is that teaching entrepreneurship provides us with the perfect vehicle to develop those skills in children and young people - today.

In mid April, LinkedIn CEO Jeff Weiner talked about the companies key findings from new research that takes a look at skills shortages based on data from member profiles and job postings across 100 major US cities.

Businesses are increasingly relying on cross-company collaboration and placing a greater emphasis on interpersonal communications, but this is a job skill that many American employees are lacking.

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