What Skills Do We Need Today

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Apollo Research Institute:

1 - Sense-making: ability to determine the deeper meaning or significance of what is being expressed

2 - Social intelligence: ability to connect to others in a deep and direct way, to sense and stimulate reactions and desired interactions

3 - Novel and adaptive thinking: proficiency at thinking and coming up with solutions and responses beyond that which is rote or rule-based

4 - Cross-cultural competency: ability to operate in different cultural settings

5 - Computational thinking: ability to translate vast amounts of data into abstract concepts and to understand data-based reasoning

6 - New media literacy: ability to critically assess and develop content that uses new media forms, and to leverage these media for persuasive communication

7 - Transdisciplinarity: literacy in and ability to understand concepts across multiple disciplines

8 - Design mindset: ability to represent and develop tasks and work processes for desired outcomes

9 - Cognitive load management: ability to discriminate and filter information for importance, and to understand how to maximize cognitive functioning using a variety of tools and techniques

10 - Virtual collaboration: ability to work productively, drive engagement, and demonstrate presence as a member of a virtual team