We know that the world is changing. Even people who don’t know the terminology or who aren’t at the cutting edge of technology, can feel it. Consequently people are talking about Elon Musk and self-driving cars. Google, Bixby, Alexa and Siri are our know-it-all friends. Social media has impacted billions of people, and that’s just the tip of the technological iceberg.
So, how do you remain relevant in a world that is changing that fast?
You upskill, you learn, you grow, and you keep up.
The World Economic Forum has identified 10 skills that you need in order to survive the Fourth Industrial Revolution. The skills that they have identified are:
- Cognitive flexibility
- Service orientation
- Judgement and decision making
- Emotional intelligence
- Co-ordinating with others
- People management
- Critical thinking
- Complex problem solving
Looking at these skills, you can clearly see that these differentiate us from chat bots and mechanical robots. As a result, these skills will set you apart from the crowd and ensure that no matter what field you work in you will be needed.
So, how do you acquire these skills? Adopt the attitude of a life-long learner. A life-long learner is someone who through self-motivation dedicates them self to the pursuit of knowledge and new skills.
Now is the time to empower yourself and prioritise learning. Attend workshops, webinars and short online courses. Embrace change and the opportunity to master new skills. It is this attitude that will help you remain resilient, adaptable and more importantly, relevant.