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Bernard Marr is a world-renowned futurist, influencer and thought leader in the fields of business and technology, with a passion for using technology for the good of humanity. He is a best-selling author of 20 books, writes a regular column for Forbes and advises and coaches many of the world’s best-known organisations. He has over 2 million social media followers, 1 million newsletter subscribers and was ranked by LinkedIn as one of the top 5 business influencers in the world and the No 1 influencer in the UK.

Bernard’s latest book is ‘Business Trends in Practice: The 25+ Trends That Are Redefining Organisations’

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Bernard Marr ist ein weltbekannter Futurist, Influencer und Vordenker in den Bereichen Wirtschaft und Technologie mit einer Leidenschaft für den Einsatz von Technologie zum Wohle der Menschheit. Er ist Bestsellerautor von 20 Büchern, schreibt eine regelmäßige Kolumne für Forbes und berät und coacht viele der weltweit bekanntesten Organisationen. Er hat über 2 Millionen Social-Media-Follower, 1 Million Newsletter-Abonnenten und wurde von LinkedIn als einer der Top-5-Business-Influencer der Welt und von Xing als Top Mind 2021 ausgezeichnet.

Bernards neueste Bücher sind ‘Künstliche Intelligenz im Unternehmen: Innovative Anwendungen in 50 Erfolgreichen Unternehmen’

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Top 16 Essential Soft Skills For The Future Of Work

20 September 2022

As artificial intelligence and robots continue to share work with us, almost every job is going to change – and the pace of that change will continue to accelerate as we further enter the fourth industrial revolution.

Top 16 Essential Soft Skills For The Future Of Work | Bernard Marr

But with the newest wave of technology, work will become more, not less, human. Workplaces will automate manual, repetitive tasks that can be automated, but people will still be critical for the tasks that rely on distinctly human skills that computers can’t yet replicate.

The people who will be most successful in the workplace of the future will be those who cultivate soft skills that relate to how you think, work, and relate to other people.

Here are the top 16 essential soft skills you should focus on acquiring and improving so you can thrive in the future world of work:

1. Critical Thinking – The ability to find trustworthy data, and use it to make decisions

2. Judgment and Complex Decision Making – Understanding the wider impact of decisions

3. Emotional Intelligence (EQ) and Empathy – The ability to be aware of and control your emotions and the emotions of others

4. Creativity – The ability to imagine, dream, and generate new ideas

5. Collaboration and Teamwork – Integrating and working well with others

6. Interpersonal Communication Skills – Being able to listen, understand, and convey your ideas

7. Working in Gigs – Navigating the gig economy (the flexible work environment of the future)

8. Adaptability and Flexibility – Having an adaptable mindset and being open to shifts in the workplace

9. Cultural Intelligence and Diversity Consciousness – Having an awareness of diversity and the fact that workplaces and societies are becoming more diverse, and being able to relate to others and work effectively with others from different backgrounds

10. Ethical Awareness – Understanding the ethical implications of work and technology on customers, employees, and other stakeholders (including the environment)

11. Leadership – Excelling in leading groups (at the top of an organization, as well as throughout the company)

12. Managing the Brand of YOU and Networking – Building relationships, growing your network, and maintaining your online and offline reputation

13. Time Management – Becoming more effective and efficient in how we work

14. Curiosity and Continuous Learning – Maintaining a growth mindset and ensuring we continue to learn and grow, personally and professionally

15. Embracing and Celebrating Change – Being able to accept and manage changes as they come up in the workplace

16. Looking After Yourself – Finding work-life balance and taking care of your physical and mental health

Business Trends In Practice | Bernard Marr
Business Trends In Practice | Bernard Marr

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