Fast forward to 2020, we can see that the key trends will include a rapidly aging population, the rise of smart machines and systems, new media, social tools, global connectivity as well as increased use of sensors and processing for analytics.
PMETs (Professionals, Managers, Engineers and Technicians) will now need to prepare themselves for this onslaught of technology and digitization. Whether we like it or not, it is going to happen, and the sooner we prepare ourselves, the better equipped we are: The 5 key skills (researched from different sources) that we need to start harnessing will include the following:
1. Innovative & Adaptive Thinking
2 Virtual Collaboration & Social Intelligence
3 Ability To Work Across Disciplines
4 Literacy In Different Types Of Media
5 Computational Thinking & Analytics
The author of this article is Dr Jaclyn Lee PhD who is Senior Director, Human Resources and Organization Development, at Singapore University of Technology and Design. You can read the article here.