The World Economic Forum Future of Jobs
Report 2020 Released
This comprehensive ‘Future of Jobs’ report maps the jobs and skills of the future, tracking the pace of change. It aims to shed light on the pandemic-related disruptions in 2020, contextualised within a longer history of economic cycles and the expected outlook for technology adoption, jobs and skills in the next five years.
Amongst the disruption of 2020, the combined economic and health shocks from Covid, the subsequent recession that has impacted many communities worldwide, the report says “we find ourselves at a defining moment: the decisions and choices we make today will determine the course of entire generations’ lives and livelihood.”
And yet we have both the means and the tools to leverage our creative potential, to upskill and to create and enhance the skillsets of workers.
Consistent with the previous report, creativity and innovation are still ranked as skills in demand.
The top most sought after skills required for 2025 are listed as
- Analytical thinking and innovation
- Complex problem-solving
- Critical thinking and analysis
- Creativity, originality and initiative
The report also indicates the skills of critical thinking and problem-solving as the most rapidly growing in importance.
The Creative Advantage (book and programs) provides a comprehensive assessment of what's defining the world today that necessitates a change in the way we live, work and create. They all point to the need to develop creative skillsets to assist in navigating this new world economy.
Future of Jobs Survey 2020, WEF, see page 36 for list of skillsets listed.