Our industries / careers are changing, and whilst there is increasing opportunity for those working in technology and with technical skills, we must remember the power of human connection to drive sustainable change in our world. Having different experiences and backgrounds in decision making drives better outcomes for companies, customers, and society. Increasing focus on transferable skills increases the likelihood of diverse teams and therefore successful outcomes. For individuals, it opens up a plethora of opportunities outside the traditional ladder career path, so people can find purpose and meaning in their work.
Whilst predictions vary on whether we’ll all be replaced by robots (with Goldman Sachs predicting 300 million jobs lost and Accenture saying 40% of work tasks will be affected by large language models), one common theme across research is that the type of work we do as humans will change. In an ever-changing world, a focus on building strong human skills, such as empathy and vulnerability, and exploring how they can be transferred across careers will be essential to career progression.
Session Key Takeaways:
- Why there’s nothing soft about human skills
- Why human skills will be critical in future, especially for leaders
- What you can do to recognise your build transferable skills and build on them
This session is for you if…you want to know more about skills development, career switching, the power of strong human skills and need some tips on where to start.