Thrive Skills: The What, Why and How
The world of work is in a constant state of flux. By now, we’ve all seen, heard and experienced the…
September 13, 2022 | 2 mins read
The world of work is in a constant state of flux. By now, we’ve all seen, heard and experienced the changing demands of a modern-day place of work. Adapting to hybrid and remote settings, creating and building diverse and equitable organizations and finding different ways to enhance productivity, are just some of the changes that are now expected and accepted.
All of this has a huge and very real impact on employees and the way they function. It’s no mean feat to constantly adapt to a new change, and just as people start settling, there’s another one waiting for them right around the corner.
With everything that’s changing, so is the requirement of the kind of skills that employees need to THRIVE.
Changing the narrative on soft skills
There’s nothing soft about soft skills. The narrative around soft skills needs to change, and it needs to change now!
Upskilling is not just about staying ahead of the technology curve. While there’s no doubt that technical skills are important, it is the skills related to leadership, collaboration, communication, problem-solving and cognitive growth, that are essential to an employee’s performance.
It’s no surprise then that 74% of respondents think that ‘soft skills’ is an obsolete term.
Thrive Skills > Soft Skills: Why we prefer the former
Thrive Skills are defined as an essential set of cognitive, social and behavioral skills to enable learners to continuously succeed, at every stage of their career. As human beings, we all want to thrive in whatever we do and that’s exactly what these skills enable us to achieve.
At Harappa, these Thrive Skills are at the core of everything that we do, and we believe that they’re absolutely essential to build a robust training program for the modern-day working professionals.
Wondering which Thrive Skills should you be prioritizing for your organization and how to identify them? Reach out to us to explore the skills that will define the future of work.