Technology is not the only thing that is being driven forward by the global economy. In fact, both social and professional trends are being continuously developed alongside new technological innovations. Not only will the day-to-day business change, but personal development might also affect how individuals connect with their work in the future.

As a result, more and more experts are suggesting that organisations should shift more of their focus towards upskilling and reskilling for both executives and employees to better their work success. In today’s employee market environment, it is far more efficient to retain and upskill current talent than it is to solely compete over the few free candidates who possess highly desirable skills.

LinkedIn has recently released a survey which showed the most in-demand skills that both organisations and employees should be focusing on in 2020 and beyond. Here are a few of the skills from said survey.

Blockchain has been around for a while now. It is an immutable database which is stored in a public database. The skills are a combination of traditional ledger system, computers distributed around the world, and cryptography to enforce security. Those who possess this skill are almost guaranteed to thrive in the current competitive climate.

Cloud Computing
More and more firms are adopting the cloud to enable quick and easy storage and access to files and data. As such, they are always on the lookout for talent to drive technical architecture, design, and delivery of cloud systems.

Analytical Reasoning
Data is now a part of everyday life. The same goes for business. The ability to analyse and make sense of data to uncover insights that drive business decisions have become indispensable.

Artificial Intelligence
AI is one of the major buzzwords of the previous decade and it continues to be one moving forward. The people who can harness the power of AI, machine learning and natural language processing are the ones who will help organisations deliver more relevant, personalised, and innovative products and services.

Video Production
Vlogging and video content has gained significant popularity since the start of the previous decade. These are some of the most desirable skills to master for professionals to stay connected with their audience and customers. Marketing is also shifting towards video marketing as viewership for the medium is fat better than content marketing

In today’s highly competitive world, organisations require people who can approach problems creatively to differentiate their products and services. Creativity is also a skill that can bring you to a higher professional ladder as employers always demand new ideas to thrive in the marketplace.

High-functioning teams can accomplish more than any individual – and organisation know it. So, learn how your strengths can complement those of your colleagues to reach a common goal. Master the art of self-awareness to bring your team and business to reach the peak of success.

Emotional Intelligence
Emotional intelligence is the ability to perceive, evaluate, and respond to your own emotions and the emotions of others. This is particularly important in team scenarios and leadership positions. In order to maintain peak efficiency and morale, leaders need to be able to know if team members are dissatisfied with either their work or colleagues and approach the issue with tact and consideration.

These are just a handful of the in-demand skills that are listed in the LinkedIn survey. For the full list of skills, you can view the results of LinkedIn’s survey here.


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