Professionals who work in outplacement always ask the newcomer: Didn't you see it coming? And the answer is always "no". Sometimes you have to be blind not to see it coming, or better yet, you have to stubbornly look the other way. Today speed can blind us.
Before the roaring 2000s, when the world was going to collapse because they changed digital clocks to some kind of back to the future, everything was much slower. So, not perceiving the signs of danger in the workplace was simply laziness, excessive security, self-centeredness, or stubbornness.
If you pay attention to your own evolution, the evolution of your colleagues, that of the company with respect to the competitors, of the competitors with respect to the market, of the market itself, of the products and/or services that you offer,
detect countless warning signs that allow him to react by avoiding the blow, or at least deflecting and reducing it.
For example, when all your peers prosper within the company and you do not, something happens with Mary. And so with all the factors that we have introduced before.
We live in times of uncertainty
Since 2000 everything has become more complicated, faster, more unstable. So much so that in the business world this period is defined with the
American acronym VUCA. This acronym has its origin in the American army, and was used to define the situation after the Cold War:
In short, things have become very complicated when it comes to predicting the future and doing it on time.
Although it is difficult, trying to see it coming is, without a doubt, an advantage. Although it may be
insufficient. In addition to seeing the threat we have to
get ready. That is why we must also be vigilant towards the outside, towards the market, to know what is at the forefront in employment. Analyze periodically and in depth what is published in the employment channels: what is sought, how many people apply, how long does it take to close the offer, if it is published again, what requirements are requested, etc. So I can make a
diagnosis about my own restiling.
If you do neither one (watch inward) nor the other (watch outward) you can see yourself looking up at the sky and resetting the counter to start rebuilding yourself. And we know that this is very painful and severely affects self-esteem. We in
Dream Team Executive Searchwe see it constantly in some extraordinary candidates who erred in confidence.
These are the 10 skills most valued by companies
We want to try to bring a little positivity. That is why we have analyzed which skills are apparently most in demand by companies in the near future, say 10 years. We recommend studying them, self-diagnosing and preparing a plan to improve those in which we are less brilliant.
For this we have studied the brilliant work carried out by the renowned
Institute for the Future for the Research Institute of the University of Phoenix, in which they indicate the 10
Core competencies for the future of workthese are:
1. SENSE-MAKING: Making sense refers to the process by which a person makes sense of the world they perceive.
2. SOCIAL INTELLIGENCE: Social intelligence is the ability of a person to understand other people with whom he relates, communicate with them and interact satisfactorily (feel and stimulate desired reactions and interactions).
3. NOVEL & ADAPTIVE THINKING: Innovation and mental adaptation, refers to the ability to develop new products and solutions.
4. CROSS-CULTURAL COMPETENCE: Cross-cultural competence, the ability to work in different cultural contexts.
5. COMPUTER THINKING: Computational thinking is the ability to translate large amounts of data into abstract concepts and understand data-driven reasoning.
6. NEW-MEDIA LITERACY: New media literacy, the ability to critically assess and develop content that uses new forms of media, and to harness these media for persuasive communication.
7. TRANSDISCIPLINARY: Transdisciplinarity, which covers several disciplines transversally and its scope of action is superior to that of each of the disciplines. Many of today's global problems are too complex to be solved by a specialized discipline (think global warming or overpopulation). These multifaceted problems require transdisciplinary solutions.
8.DESIGN MINDSET: Design mindset, ability to represent and develop tasks and work processes to obtain the desired results.
9. COGNITIVE LOAD MANAGEMENT: Cognitive load management, ability to discriminate and filter important information, and understand how to maximize cognitive ability using a variety of tools and techniques. Cognitive abilities are those that have to do with the processing of information and the ability to use it later. That is, those that contribute to what we understand as learning, such as -among others- perception, attention, comprehension, memory and language.
10. VIRTUAL COLLABORATION: Virtual collaboration, ability to work productively, show and generate commitment and be present as a member of a virtual team.
We insist, vigilant eye in all directions and self-analysis to grow and improve.