25 Sep 2018

Be Future Empowered: Top 8 Personal Development Skills that ALL Professionals in Singapore Need to Stay Relevant

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With the rapidly evolving work environment, executives and professionals need to be constantly upgrading their skills to stay relevant and current. Here are eight skills that will be prominent in the next two years – and every working professional should master it as soon as possible.

1. Business Storytelling and Written Communication Skills

The ability to communicate effectively, whether online or in person, is extremely important in professional settings, and employers view oral and written communication skills as the most valuable capability for an employee to have. Whether you are trying to improve communication with your spouse, kids, boss, or coworkers, learning these skills can deepen your connections to others, build greater trust and respect, and improve teamwork, problem solving, and your overall social and emotional health.

2. Creative Thinking and Problem Solving

Problem solving is a key skill which can help you succeed. Problems or obstacles occur all the time, and it is important that you can provide quick and imaginative solutions to them. Learning how to use mind maps or design thinking for problem solving is a must. 

3. Revolutionise Customer Experience

The ability to relate to and put the customer’s wants and needs first in every situation is an important quality to have, even in jobs that aren’t necessarily very sales-oriented, such as nursing or teaching.

4. Time Management

Time is money, so time management is extremely important in business. This means being able to set reachable goals, plan and organize tasks ahead of time, track progress and meet deadlines on time.

5. Digital Transformation

With that digital fact mentioned, it is important that you start thinking about having a digital action plan in place. Knowing how to have some digital skills will be very handy in the near future.
6. Enhance Interpersonal Communication skills

Employers value independence, but they also want to see some teamwork to balance it out. Having strong interpersonal skills means being able to relate to, and collaborate with others.

7. Microsoft Office

PowerPoint, Word and Excel skills are critical, as Microsoft Office was the only software package identified as being very important in all occupations. It was explicitly required in 15 percent of high-growth, high-wage positions, thus it is time to level up your MS Office Skills.

8. Teambuilding and Embracing the Future of Work

Reimagining the Future of Work with HR Analytics, engagement, performance management, appraisal skills. Understanding the Organisational Psychology and Technology in HR.

9. Strategic Thinking Skills 

Learn how to apply strategic thinking to business challenges. For example, you can learn how to apply Sun Tzu Art of War to enhance your decision-making process and to overcome your competition in today’s highly dynamic work environment.

10. Marketing & Sales Automation

Sales and Marketing automation is the use of software platforms and digital marketing strategy that execute recurring marketing workflow and to generate and convert leads into loyal customers and brand advocates.
Life is most enjoyable when you have a clear sense of direction and purpose. Personal development gives meaning, purpose and direction to your days.

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