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The top ten skills that will be in demand by 2020

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Mumbai: Machine intelligence, automation and robotics will have a dominant impact jobs and future of works. In line with these changes skills required today will also transform in the future. World Economic Forum in its The Future of Jobs report mentioned that there will be a great churn in the top ten skills by 2020. The report predicted that active listening, considered a core skill now, will not feature in the top 10. Emotional intelligence, which has no place in the top 10 now, will become one of the top skills needed by all.

By 2020, the Fourth Industrial Revolution led by advanced robotics and autonomous transport, artificial intelligence and machine learning, advanced materials, biotechnology and genomics will transform the skill landscape. The current skill sets will not be relevant by 2020. Complex problem solving will be most demanding skill set by 2020, which is also now in top one place. Creativity will take a giant jump to third position from 10th now.

The rise of Emotional Intelligence in the top ten skills pack by 2020 is the most surprising development, which is missing from the current list. By 2020, cognitive flexibility is another skill set would remain at 10 place, which has no place in the current top ten skills.

Whereas negotiation and flexibility are high on the list of skills for 2015, in 2020 they will slide their current positions as machines, using masses of data, start operating and making our decisions for us.

Here find the Top Ten Skills that will thrive in the fourth Industrial by 2020:

1-Complex Problem Solving

2-Critical Thinking


4-People management

5-Coordinating with others

6-Emotional Intelligence

7-Judgment and Decision making

8-Service Orientation


10-Cognitive Flexibility


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