5 Super Skills: How to Develop Your Employees for the Future
November 1, 2018
Work is changing. Rapidly. Changing technologies are demanding new skills and even new occupations. Economies, environments and even political changes are adding to the complexity and the pace of the changes. To survive in todays rapidly changing world, you need to develop your employees to meet those changing demands.
Whether you develop them through learning, encourage growth through stretch assignments or even seek to hire talent with the new skills, its critical that all your efforts are future-focused. Development of our employees ensures that our organizations achieve our vision and our strategic and business outcomes—which are all future-focused. Thus, what we use to shape those development efforts must also be future-focused. Rather than define competencies or skills designed to help you be successful today, you must focus on those that will be critical for success tomorrow. Consider the future challenges, expectations, and deliverables that will be required for the individuals and craft an effective strategy to develop those skills.
What are these skills? How can we know whats coming next? How can we help prepare our employees? How do we continue to be successful?
Cornerstone, in partnership with the Institute for the Future, identified five super skills through extensive research. These super skills will help you and your organization meet the coming demands of the future of work. Even further, weve identified subsets of the super skills that will give you clarity on how to develop each of them for the future. Finally, weve highlighted a number of helpful courses that correspond to each subset.
See how to develop each skill and stretch yourself – for the future is closer than you think!