The world is entering an exciting new era in terms of technology. From reusable rockets to self-driving cars, we experience how the most amazing breakthroughs and innovations of our time are revolutionizing the way we live and interact with the world around us.

Startups like Uber have made public transport better and safer for commuters.

Amazon, on the other hand, has pioneered a whole new lifestyle based on its seamless online shopping and delivery system.

Not to mention, car companies like Tesla taking the helm in developing AI technologies, the auto industry could be seeing fully-functional driverless cars in a few years’ time.

All these innovations are part of a wave that is sweeping not only the tech industries but other sectors as well.

The fourth industrial revolution, as experts call it, is already disrupting the status quo and changing the future as we know it.

We’re barely on the cusp of this new age, yet some sectors already start to feel the effects.

One of the major changes that experts predict is the deprecation of jobs to AI-powered machines. In fact, some jobs are already dependent on these robots, as they become increasingly competent in human skills such as complex problem-solving.

However, it will be a long time before machines actually surpass humans. In the meantime, professionals and business leaders need to invest in their skills to remain competitive in the marketplace.

This infographic by Guthrie-Jensen provides a short background on the fourth industrial revolution and why it will be a big factor in the future of employment. It shows the 10 skills every professional need to achieve success in 2020, as well as a brief context on the relevance of these skill to the demands of the future workplace.

As renowned futurist Alvin Toffler said, those who can learn, unlearn, and relearn are the ones who can succeed in the 21st century and beyond. 

Skills of the Future: 10 Skills You’ll Need to Thrive in 2020

 

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Jomel Alos is a Content Strategist at Guthrie-Jensen Training Consultant. He’s obsessed with TV shows about designing like Tiny House Nation, Forged in Fire, and Ellen’s Design Challenge and eating burnt bacon

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