Why There’s Power in Soft Skills and What We Can Do About It – Davis

3:00 pm -3:35 pm

Thursday, May 7, 2020

Breakout Room 1


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Abstract:  The world of work is at an inflection point as a result of the evolution, no revolution, of automation generated by AI.  It is estimated that nearly all routine, repetitive jobs — entire jobs — will be automated.  And, project management professionals will not be exempt from this revolution.  McKinsey reports that over the next decade, 60% of jobs not previously automated will have as much as 30% of the repetitive, routine job elements within them automated.  Data gathering and routine decision-making may also be automated.  This AI revolution will accelerate the current trend of employers prioritizing soft skills as nearly equal in importance to technical skills, possibly surpassing them in importance soon.

Find out more about these trends, what soft skills are, why they matter, and what to do about getting more of them.

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