According to a new study, about a third of the average job post’s skills from four years ago won’t be relevant this year and into the future. Skills, as well as processes, will have to change to meet the new normal of the workplace. Toward that end, here are a few things you need to know to prepare:
- Workplace dynamics will be different, and many organizations have decentralized as more employees work remotely. Don’t expect to bring everyone back to the workplace. Some employees are likely to see work elsewhere if they aren’t allowed to function offsite, at least on a part-time basis.
- Develop existing talent now. Identify good workers and train them for the future. Soft skills have been essential during the quarantine. Focus on strong communication skills, agility, and tech abilities.
- New leaders have emerged during the pandemic. Look around, identify these people, and groom them to be strong managers, mentors, and teachers.
- Plan for how you will provide a robust employee experience that supports and nurtures your teams during a crisis.