As we enter the Fourth Industrial Revolution, business skills will become increasingly more important. Business skills or soft skills (as they are also known) relate to how you work or interact with others. These skills make it easier to form relationships with people, create trust and dependability, and lead teams.
Here are some of the top reasons why business skills will be needed more in the future.
1. Business skills make technical skills more valuable
Technical skills or hard skills (as they are also known) are not enough to be effective. It won’t matter how much product or market knowledge an employee has, if they don’t have the interpersonal skills required to interact with others.
2. Business skills are more difficult to learn
Technical skills are more easily taught, learnt, and perfected over time. Business skills are more difficult to develop as they are more closely linked to a person’s character. It will take effort, ongoing practice, and commitment to improve one’s soft skills.
3. Business skills increase the health of an organisation
Employees with strong business skills will ensure a productive, collaborative and healthy work environment. This will give an organisation a competitive edge.
4. Business skills are in demand
Disruptive technologies have presented consumers with unlimited choices in the modern market. The ability to communicate easily and effectively with customers will help organisations to remain competitive in this market.
5. The future of work will rely on business skills
Automation, artificial intelligence, and quantum computing will result in a decline in the number of technical skills. Business skills will become the key differentiating factors in the workplace.
Based on the research on some of our top clients, we have put together a list of the most in-demand Business Skills across all job types and levels in an organisation.
The benefit of skills programmes is that they can be delivered virtually and within a few days to address an urgent need. As they are accredited, your learners will be able to obtain credits towards a registered qualification and your business will be able to count the spend towards its B-BBEE score.
There has never been a more important time than now to make sure that your teams' training needs are being met. They are the lifeblood of your organisations after all!
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