As technology continues to develop, employers will continue to hire employees with technical skills such as engineering and machine learning. However, while those technical skills are important, research shows that soft skills tend to consistently rank among the top traits that companies need most. Soft skills have prevailed to be essential for businesses, and although they may be called soft, they are actually quite hard to develop. Research has even found that 75% of long-term job success comes down to soft skills, like people skills, rather than technical knowledge.
In recent years, workplaces have dramatically changed, and organizations around the world have adopted new ways of doing things. From learning to be more human-centric, bringing a stronger focus on empathy and well-being at work, to learning more about development and digital transformation. Needless to say, there’s a lot in store when it comes to emerging workplace trends, but some are more prevalent and essential for business success and output. Here are the top workplace trends you should look out for and adopt in 2022.