The value of Human Skills for Tech People

Talent is a global topic of discussion today at organizations. Particularly good talent. So, what does it mean to have good people? Or even great people in your company?

It means to have "a talent" that is continuously upskilling, reskilling and essentially continuously improving, but also in the human skills necessary to lead teams, innovate, and inspire those around them. People that are engaged and thriving in their roles.

Let’s define what we mean by human skills. Human skills or as some refer to as ‘soft skills’ (which in fact are not very soft, but powerful skills required for individuals who want to thrive in the future of work) – including empathy, compassion, emotional intelligence, mental strength (resilience), leadership capabilities, creativity and ability to adapt to changes and do so in an optimistic, future focused way, and with a growth mindset. These are top skills that reports such as Future of Work by McKinsey & Company and World Economic Forum, state as some of the essential skills needed for individuals to maintain their competitive edge in the future.

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