Future of Jobs and Skills

On average, by 2020, more than a third of the desired
core skill sets of most occupations will be comprised of
skills that are not yet considered crucial to the job today,
according to our respondents.

Overall, social skills—
such as persuasion, emotional intelligence and teaching
others—will be in higher demand across industries than
narrow technical skills, such as programming or equipment
operation and control. In essence, technical skills will need
to be supplemented with strong social and collaboration