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“Coaching, Caring and Connecting”

Companies in today’s digital economy require employees who are “third space thinkers”. This means they excel in soft skills.
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Cognizant is a world leading professional services company based in the USA. It focuses on helping businesses innovate for the digital age, and has produced a report describing the characteristics of 21 new job roles.
Three key themes emerge from the analysis of new job roles – Coaching, Caring and Connecting. All of these roles involve significant human input, even if technology is central to their function. There is also significant overlap with the skills of “third space thinking”.
Key takeaways from the report include:
Do you have any examples to share where you have seen any of these developments already happening? What specific skills do they require?
For more information:
Watch the overview video titled “21 Jobs of the Future” (6 minutes)
Read the report summary and infographic below the video and check out the interactive feature of the proposed 21 new job roles.
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