As the new year is approaching, we start to see all kinds of predictions in different fields. Even though, in the IT area the evolution is kind of predictable and logical, still a couple of things that will be more relevant than others and catch the attention. For example, the market has been talking about Artificial Intelligence in the recent years, but now we see a more solid idea of what is possible to do with it and concrete examples.
In a world where digital is quickly becoming the reality, deal with the integration between digital and traditional is not an easy task. Leaders need to be prepared and ready to make decisions fast in a continuously moving environment. The circle of interconnectivity which places information, people, experiences and connections at our fingertips, just add more challenge to the game. Overcome the situation requires a constant learning approach and a mindset ready to adapt to the new situations.
To say “No” properly is a key element, not just in life, but also in business relationships. It doesn’t mean to say yes, it’s always a matter of communicating your “no” in an effective and polite way and the most important giving no room for misunderstanding.
Business Skills are in high demand. Professionals are hearing and reading more about it, consequently they might get confused about what exactly these skills represent in their professional daily lives. The skill list below was compiled by CompTIA AITP based on IT job posts. They represent the set of abilities that managers are looking for to fill up their positions.
Gone are the days opf born leaders, now is the time of leadership skills. A portion of natural ability can of course help, but the development of soft skills is extremely necessary in the today’s work environment. Leadership talents are increasingly in demand for leading teams and going even further to bring more creativity to the workplace.
The bad times of recession are gone, and the reality now is that most of the companies are struggling to keep their talents as the market is much more competitive. Small and medium enterprises tend to suffer more as they must compete with much bigger multinationals, who have huge teams, and big budgets for high-impact employee retention programmes.
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