As the new year begins it's always nice to reflect on your career and think about goals. As you step into 2022, what are the most in-demand transferable skills? What are you going to be focusing on this year to make your career future-proof?
Here's our roundup of the top seven skills you should be focusing on:
1. Empathy and Emotional Intelligence
Now more than ever, people want to feel valued. The uncomfortable truth is that those who fail to uplift and inspire others will be less able to influence and lead people.
Therefore, empathy and emotional intelligence will be crucial: the ability to understand and share the feelings of others and react with an appropriate emotion.
2. Creativity And Problem Solving
With the continuous expansion of technology, people constantly find new ways to communicate and solve problems. As a result, thinking outside the box and coming up with new ideas will be an essential asset for any company.
3. Change Management
Giant corporations are known for being slow to change; however, this is not always the case in reality. For example, The Coca-Cola Company has been evolving and adjusting itself to the market for more than a century. Other industries such as technology and finance have also been forced to adapt. As a result, change management will become an in-demand skill in 2022.
4. Business Appreciation
When you step into the working world, it's easy to believe that your daily tasks can be considered as a whole. In reality, every job is vital and contributes to the company's overall success. It will be vital to understand how every person and their role are necessary to thrive. You couldn't trade a marketing manager for an IT expert, even if you wanted to.
5. Coaching And Mentoring
To help the company grow, it's important to make sure you're developing your employees. As a manager or executive, you'll need to decide which employees to coach and mentor with growth in mind. Coaching and mentoring will become a widespread practice in the next few years as companies seek to develop the skills of their employees.
6. Team Management
A company can't grow without a solid team in place, that's why teamwork will become a key skill of the future. An ability to manage relationships, delegate tasks and motivate people will become one of "the" most important skills in 2022.
If you're interested in thriving in 2022, it's time to think about leadership. Great leaders are invaluable assets because of their ability to lead and because of their ability to empower others.
As you can see, the skills mentioned above are not just about acquiring knowledge or mastering a technique. They are about learning how to use your knowledge, skills, and experience to solve problems.
They are the key to surviving and thriving in the future!
These seven skills are applicable both in your career and your life. So what are you waiting for? Start learning how to be more empathetic, accept change, and inspire people today to make the most of your career in 2022!
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