soft skills are human skills

Harold Jarche

What are often referred to as ‘soft skills’ are becoming more important than traditional hard skills. First of all, work in networks requires different skills than in controlled hierarchies. Work Skills. Soft skills are becoming more important than hard skills.

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soft skills are permanent skills

Harold Jarche

Are soft skills the new hard skills? I would suggest that hard skills are really temporary skills. Soft skills are permanent ones. In a recent New York Times article the company LinkedIn had identified a number of currently in-demand skills. HARD SKILLS.

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Automation and the Changing Demand for Workforce Skills

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Let me now discuss the more recent report published earlier this year, which examined the changes in skills required of human workers over the next 10-15 years. I’ll focus my discussion on the US skill changes, as the European changes were similar.

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LinkedIn Skills – Useful or Useless?

Dan Pontefract

LinkedIn Skills. LinkedIn itself states the following: LinkedIn Skills & Endorsements helps you discover the expertise that other professionals have. You can: Add a skill to the Skills & Endorsements section of your profile from the Edit Profile page.

Jobs, Skills and Education

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

71% of Americans with a college education or more said that they have the right skills to succeed in the 21st century, compared to 42% of those with a high school education or less. A few numbers illustrate this skills and education premium.

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digital workforce skills

Harold Jarche

Dion Hinchcliffe asks What Are the Required Skills for Today’s Digital Workforce? and provides an image that addresses a good spectrum of skills for the network era. I would like to add my perspective to each of these seven digital workplace skills.

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digital transformation skills

Harold Jarche

In looking at Oscar’s expanded canvas I see that digital transformation – the ability to work in a networked ecosystem – requires three interdependent skill-sets. The foundation for these skills is a democratic organization based on loose hierarchies and strong networks.

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Network Era Skills

Harold Jarche

The core skills for this emerging workplace are: 1) working & learning out loud 2) cooperating, 3) collaborating, and 4) connected leadership. Developing these skills, like adding value to information, takes time and practice.

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Skills and Jobs in the Digital Economy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

How will these relentless advances in technology and automation affect the balance between humans and machines in the workplace, and the skill composition of future jobs? . Complementarity across skills has increased, boosting the need for worker flexibility.

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Sense-making Skills

Harold Jarche

They enable people to start small, and develop initial curation skills, but they are not enough. The most difficult part of personal knowledge mastery is developing a sense-making routine.

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Structures, skills and tools

Harold Jarche

The innovative work structures required for complex economies need to be supported by skilled workers with the right tools. Modelling collaboration skills throughout the enterprise is even better. Structures + Skills + Tools.

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Four Basic Skills for 2020

Harold Jarche

In 2011, The Institute for the Future and the University of Phoenix published a report that looked at Future Work Skills 2020 (PDF). Ten future work skills were derived from these drivers and these were seen to be critical for success in the emerging network era workplace.

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21st Century L&D Skills

Charles Jennings

I was recently involved in a discussion about 21st Century learning skills in one of the LinkedIn Groups. Jarche also challenges one of the basic tenets of L&D departments – that they should focus on developing the skills of individuals in their organisation.

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Collaboration and community skills are the new workplace skills

Jane Hart

OK, these skills are not actually “new” – they’ve always been present – but perhaps they have not always been as visible as they should have been, as Oscar Berg explains in The collaboration pyramid (or iceberg).

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The Growing Value of Social Skills

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

I recently read a very interesting paper, The Growing Importance of Social Skills in the Labor Market , by Harvard professor David Deming. Since 2000, the growth of high-skill jobs has markedly slowed down.

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Net Work Skills

Harold Jarche

With social media, anyone can easily create digital content and collaborate with others without any special programming skills. And the kinds of skills needed for all professionals today are not so much specific social media platforms, but rather changes in attitudes and perspective.

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it’s not a skills gap

Harold Jarche

The lack of skills is not the main problem facing most organizations today, in spite of what many managers and executives might say. Researchers Dave Swenson and Liesl Eathington identified several factors contributing to hiring challenges, but a widespread lack of skilled workers was not one them … The Iowa researchers’ conclusion?

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The 10 most important work skills for 2020

Jane Hart

This infographic was produced by Top10OnlineColleges.org and shows the 6 drivers for change as well as the 10 most important work skills for 2020. Social learning

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Flatter hierarchies require deeper skills

Harold Jarche

In an interconnected work environment, people with only broad skills are no longer required. People with general management skills are becoming less valuable to the organization. You need to have business skills in addition to general ones. The writing is on the wall.

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The skills gap is a learning gap

Harold Jarche

We don’t even know what skills to prepare for, but most people agree that we all need to keep on learning if we wish to remain relevant at work, in our professions, or in life. Empty platitudes about “upgrading skills” and “investing in our people” will not suffice.

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Analytics Training Isn’t Enough, Skill, re-skill and re-skill again, Hone Your Data B t Detector, and more

Jane Hart

MWL Newsletter No 25: News and articles about Modern Workplace Learning (MWL) selected by Jane Hart for the week 30 July – 5 August 2017. Social learning

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Service Design Soft Skill Builder: Empathy

Adaptive Path

I fundamentally believe empathy is a foundational soft skill in design practice. And in service design–with its aim to connect and orchestrate people outside, inside, and across organizations–empathy is the first skill I recommend to people 2 to build and sharpen.

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Service Design Soft Skill Builder: Empathy

Adaptive Path

I fundamentally believe empathy is a foundational soft skill in design practice. And in service design–with its aim to connect and orchestrate people outside, inside, and across organizations–empathy is the first skill I recommend to people 2 to build and sharpen.

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Skills 2.0 redux

Harold Jarche

What do you think are Skills 2.0, or perhaps even Skills 3.0, Here is the article, Skills 2.0 (PDF). We are now in the second week of our Summer Camp on informal and social learning. The first week’s assignment was to read and comment on an article I wrote in 2008.

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Those hard soft-skills

Harold Jarche

Tweet Soft skills , especially collaboration and networking, will become more important than traditional hard skills. Smart employers have always focused more on attitude than any specific skill-set because they know they can train for a lack of skills and knowledge. Soft skills require time, mentoring, informal learning and management support. Soft skills for the networked workplace are foundational competencies. So what are these so-called softs skills?

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Network Skills

Tony Karrer

I personally believe that one of the areas where learning professionals need the most help is how communities and networks impact learning and building individual and facilitation skills around these: Knowing how to individually leverage Network Skills and Communities to help with work and learning tasks Community and Network Facilitation Skills to help others learn and work using networks and communities In my post Networks and Learning Communities , I looked a bit at this topic.

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Professional Development in Social Learning: 3 different skill areas

Jane Hart

I’m constantly asked by Learning & Development professionals where they can learn more about social learning. First of all I guess we need to be quite clear what we mean by the term “social learning:â?¦

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Building the new skills of the connected workplace

Jane Hart

Developing, supporting, and encouraging people to use a range of new social workplace skills will be just as important. Becoming a successful business in the networked era will require more than just the adoption of social technologies.

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Basic Skills for Net Work

Harold Jarche

How can I develop and improve critical thinking skills? >> >> net work skills. We are starting the online PKM Workshop this week, with a free webinar on 5 September.

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Digital Learning Skills for the Networked Age (Online Workshop)

Jane Hart

Next public workshop runs Part A: 13 October – 7 November 2014 (4 weeks) Part B: 24 November – 19 December (4 weeks) In this fast moving age, it is no longer just about studying existing bodies of knowledge and acquiring existing skills in formal courses but adopting a new set of learning strategies to […].

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The Modern L&D Dept requires other skills than instructional design

Jane Hart

Instructional Design is for designing instruction. But in the workplace we don’t just learn from instruction, i.e. by being taught in classroom training or online courses. We learn in many different ways – from information, from working with our teams as well as through our own experiences in doing our jobs. In fact most of the […]. Social learning

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Skills for Learning Professionals…Part 2

Nancy White

After posting my 4 Meta Skills for Learning Professionals in response to Tony’s July “Big Question,” he commented: Nancy - I was super excited when I saw that you had posted on the topic. And, this is one of the bigger skill gaps that exists.

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New skills for the learning professional in changing times #chat2lrn

Jane Hart

Yesterday’s live Twitter chat #chat2lrn was about New skills for changing times. “If Learning Professionals are to rise to these challenges, one of the key issues is the skills required to meet the needs of an ever more complex environment.

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Improving Your Presentation Skills – Part Deux

Luis Suarez

I am sure that you would probably still remember how a couple of weeks back I put together a blog post where I shared a good number of resources with plenty of hints and tips on helping “ Improve Your Presentation Skills “ No wonder.

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Skills for Learning Professionals…Part 2 | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

After posting my 4 Meta Skills for Learning Professionals in response to Tony’s July “Big Question,” he commented: Nancy – I was super excited when I saw that you had posted on the topic. And, this is one of the bigger skill gaps that exists. You have mad skills?

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Skills Training

Tony Karrer

Skills Gap There's a great post by Catherine Lombardozzi - Learning 2.0 that discusses the skills that "many employees … well beyond school … could use help in developing … skills are different." She goes on to list out the skills and I think it's quite a good list. Skills Training? for Service Professionals, it made me start to really question - Do Concept Workers need some kind of Skills Training to keep up?

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Co-operation: from soft skill to hard skill

Harold Jarche

What are known as soft skills , like getting along with others, are becoming much more important than commonly known hard skills. Work in networks requires different skills than in directed hierarchies, which have nurtured these CEO’s for the past decades.

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What to Learn- Core Skills or 21st Century Skills?

Kevin Wheeler

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The Business Value of Serendipity: Improving Your Presentation Skills

Luis Suarez

Yes, of course, I am talking about learning plenty more about killer presentation skills. but still wonderfully accurate on the state of not just “ Death by PowerPoint “, but overall presentation skills in general.

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Deeper Skills for Learning Professionals…Part 4

Nancy White

This series on Skills for Learning Professionals and Knowledge Workers ( Part 1 , Part 2 , Part 3 ) have spiked the old hit-meeter and shown up on Tweets all week. Today Michele Martin posted an important amplification to the “Four Meta Skills&# from Part 1.

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Bridging the World’s Knowledge Divide: Technology + Competition, Skills and Institutions

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

It requires strengthening the analog foundations of the digital revolution - competition, education (skills), and institutions - that directly affect the ability of businesses, people, and governments to take full advantage of their digital investments.” .

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Hard numbers on soft skills

Jay Cross

Has key technical skills that help him or her advise the team. Google is all about the numbers. Questioning the value of management, the Googlers founded Project Oxygen to investigate the characteristics of successful and less successful managers. Employee surveys and performance reviews pinpointed eight key behaviors of the company’s most effective managers. A good manager: 1. Is a good coach.

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Is Gen Y Missing Face-to-Face Social Skills?

Nine Shift

But Gen Y will catch up with in-person social skills. Well, the answer is yes. You can't pioneer an online culture without some face-to-face deficits. Here's a popular meme (it's great) Willie sent me that makes clear Gen Y understands you can't achieve everything online

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