Effective Teams, Innovation, Leadership

The job skills needed in 2025

The World Economic Forum’s Future of Jobs report was released near the end of 2020. Unfortunately, I have not heard many employers talking about it. The report predicts that “50% of all employees will need reskilling by 2025, as adoption of technology increases” (Whiting, 2020). 

According to the Future of Jobs report, the top 10 skills of 2025 include (Whiting, 2020):

  1. Analytical thinking and innovation
  2. Active learning and learning strategies
  3. Complex problem-solving
  4. Critical thinking and analysis
  5. Creativity, originality, and initiative
  6. Leadership and social influence
  7. Technology use, monitoring, and control
  8. Technology design and programming
  9. Resilience, stress tolerance and flexibility
  10. Reasoning, problem-solving and ideation

As the COVID-19 pandemic has continued, many organizations have eliminated training programs to control costs. Some organizations have decided to postpone training until employees can safely gather together in person. As a result, many organizations will not have prepared their employees to master the skills needed in 2025. 

K-12 schools have largely focused their efforts on math and language arts standardized testing instead of many of the skills included on this list. Many employees will enter the workforce needing training in these skills. 

How is your company preparing employees for the skills needed in 2025? Many organizations do not know where to start. T.A. Dickel Group specializes in leadership development and creative problem solving. Our training and programs can help improve innovation, creativity, leadership, social influence, and problem solving. We have experience leading and designing training and coaching programs.

How can we help you? Please contact us for more information. 


Whiting, K. (2020, Oct. 21). These are the top 10 job skills of tomorrow – and how long it takes to learn them. World Economic Forum. https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2020/10/top-10-work-skills-of-tomorrow-how-long-it-takes-to-learn-them/#:~:text=up%204%25

T.A. Dickel Group, LLC is located in Evansville, Indiana, and we focus on enhancing organizational leadership, strategy, and creativity in the surrounding region.

Dr. Tad Dickel is a leadership, strategy, and creativity consultant who works with businesses, nonprofits, colleges, schools, and churches. He received a Certificate in Family Business Advising from the Family Firm Institute, a Certificate in Nonprofit Board Consulting from BoardSource, a Certificate in Fundraising Management from The Fund Raising School, a Certificate in Foundations of Design Thinking from IDEO U, and holds a Ph.D. in educational leadership from Indiana State University. Tad is a Certified Basadur Simplexity Thinking Facilitator and Trainer, Certified Basadur Profile Administrator, and Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) Certified Practitioner.

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