Today’s workplace looks very different from how it did 20, or even just 10 years ago. Technological advancements have transformed the way we communicate, the way we learn, and even the way we think. The Covid-19 pandemic fast-forwarded our understanding of the opportunities presented by remote working; from saving money on office space to addressing work life balance and opening up recruitment opportunities.
At the turn of the millennium, did anyone in the workplace foresee where we might be in 2022? In hindsight, is there anything that senior management could have done to prepare their staff to flourish and make the most of the changing work environment?
The simple answer is yes. Then as now, focusing on the development of relevant soft-skills across the workforce could help people become more flexible and resilient, ready to take on the future and whatever it had to offer.
In times of change, the workforce needs to be able to adapt to change, maximise opportunities and overcome challenges. Workers need to be provided with the skills to take on the unexpected and turn it into an opportunity. There’s a reason that soft-skills are also known as ‘power skills’ – effective soft-skills training can give your staff the power to succeed at anything!
Problem solving, handling rejection, thriving in times of change, negotiating office politics, thinking on your feet, assertiveness, empathy, inspiring others, active listening, mind mapping, decision making, prioritising, positive reframing… just a snapshot of soft-skills training areas that can help prepare workers for an unpredictable future.
SkillGate’s Infinity Library features courses on all of the above and more. From People Management to Wellbeing; from Office IT, to Time Management, our online soft-skills training library can help you develop your future-ready workforce!