Future of Work

Workplace Learning Trends and the Future of Work

Mike dives into a recent report published by Udemy, the global learning platform, on the trends they’re seeing around usage of skills training programs on their platform. The report provided by Udemy Business is designed for learning leaders, strategic HR professionals, and individuals looking for perspective on which skills are most critical to pursue and how organizations and individuals can get strategic about designing career paths and retention strategies leveraging learning as a benefit. We also reference reports from McKinsey along with an HBR article on email management in case you want to dive deeper.

We begin with a deep dive into power skills as a better name for what has traditionally been called soft skills. We learn which power skills are surging on the platform and how these trends relate to the Great Resignation and related trends around personal development, leadership, and communication. Power skills form the foundation of effective cultures and learning organizations. Once understood, other emerging competencies can be layered into organizations and individuals to better prepare for a rapidly changing world of work.

Then we get into the digital marketing, product management, project management, finance/accounting, and UX/UI skills that are popping based on usage on Udemy’s platform. We conclude with an exploration of the more technical skills in cloud computing, cybersecurity, data science, and software development in a broad survey of recent trends in skill development. It’s a thought-provoking exploration of strategic skill development and the future of work that you won’t want to miss.

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Episode References

Marco Dondi, Julia Klier, Panier, F., & Schub, J. (n.d.). Defining the skills citizens will need in the future world of work. McKinsey & Company. Retrieved June 6, 2022, from https://www.mckinsey.com/industries/public-and-social-sector/our-insights/defining-the-skills-citizens-will-need-in-the-future-world-of-work
Plummer, M. (2019, January 22). How to Spend Way Less Time on Email Every Day. Harvard Business Review. https://hbr.org/2019/01/how-to-spend-way-less-time-on-email-every-day
2022 Workplace Learning Trends Report. (n.d.). Udemy Business. Retrieved June 6, 2022, from https://business.udemy.com/2022-workplace-learning-trends-report/