In episode 14 of the Acceleration Economy Minute, Kieron Allen discusses the changing business landscape that will be reflected in the new year, how to prepare for it, and why soft skills matter.
00:36 — For the remainder of December, Kieron will have various Acceleration Economy Minutes that focus on specific areas of focus as 2023 rolls around. Today’s focus is soft skills.
00:50 — Soft skills are not necessarily technical, but rather, the employees’ interpersonal skills that don’t always appear on a resume. Soft skills include:
- Time management
- Active listening
- Creative thinking
01:22 — Soft skills are becoming increasingly important in the acceleration economy. Soft skills should become a priority for new hires as they directly contribute to a company’s culture.
01:49 — Hybrid work has shifted the business landscape and emphasizes the importance of soft skills as more collaboration methods are becoming necessary.
02:40 — Kieron’s advice? Hiring managers should not just look at resumes for technical skills. Consider how a company and its culture are shifting as a result of the changing business landscape and how the next hire’s soft skills could contribute to this shifting culture.
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