|17-03 The Future Requires a Collaborative Skill-Set|
March 2017 - The FoCuSeD™ Facilitator eNewsletter
by Gary Rush, IAF CPF
"The Future Requires a Collaborative Skill-Set"
I’ve been reading about automation, technology, robotics, AI, big data, etc., and I find these emerging trends interesting and useful, but what does this mean for future jobs?
So, what this means is that we need a broader set of skills that are transferrable from one role or business to another – Group Facilitation Skills. As a Group Facilitator, people tell me that they work better face-to-face because, as helpful as technology is, it is a barrier to collaboration. Interpersonal communication is 56% non-verbal and that is lost through technology. People need to chat to develop a social connection. This connection helps them build trust and understanding.
What this means for future jobs is that regardless of what you do, what will set you apart and keep you viable are Group Facilitation skills – these universally applicable skills are important to your success. Technology cannot replace this collaborative skill-set because it cannot duplicate interpersonal and social interaction or group facilitation skills.
FoCuSeD™ Facilitation – Let’s Do This!