Communication Still Tops In-Demand Skills Lists

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Did you know, according to the World Economic Forum’s Future of employment Report, 50% of all employees will need to reskill by 2025 as the adoption of technology increases?

In a recent article, “Top 10 Skills in Demand for 2023”, #1 is “the art of communication”. This skill remains at the top of every list, year after year, even above leadership and problem solving skills, for a reason. Nothing else matters if you can’t communicate effectively!

“You cannot over-invest in communication skills — written and oral skills,” says former PepsiCo CEO Indra Nooyi, who now serves on Amazon’s board. “If you cannot simplify a message and communicate it compellingly, believe me, you cannot get the masses to follow you.”


You can have the greatest idea in the world, but if you can’t persuade anyone else to follow your vision, your influence and impact will be greatly diminished. And that’s why communication is no longer considered a “soft skill” among the world’s top business leaders. Leaders who reach the top do not simply pay lip service to the importance of effective communication. Instead, they study the art in all its forms — writing, speaking, presenting — and constantly strive to improve on those skills.


In one of the most extensive reviews of job listings to date, Pearson analyzed 21 million job ads around the globe and found that human skills top the list of what employers want in their candidates and are predicted to need the most improvement by 2026.


The #1 “rising most quickly in demand skill” is communication!



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Article sources: Harvard Business Review, Yahoo Finance, AgilityPortal