Future of Work

McKinsey: These are the skills you will need for the future of work

image of someone working at a desk; tomorrow's workers will need to build their skillsets

Citizens will need new skills in order to become 'future-proof' in the workplace. Image: Unsplash/Avel Chuklanov

Marco Dondi
Engagement Manager, Mckinsey and Company
Julia Klier
Partner, Mckinsey and Company
Frédéric Panier
Partner, Mckinsey and Company
Jörg Schubert
Senior Partner, Mckinsey and Company
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Mckinsey research indentifying 56 foundational skills to help citizens thrive in the future of work
These are the recommended foundational skills for the future of work. Image: Mckinsey & Company

steps showing how Mckinsey evaluated respondents' proficiency levels
The evaluation process. Image: Mckinsey & Company

a diagram showing that respondents' proficiency was lowest in 2 skill groups in the digital category - 'software and development' and 'understanding digital systems'
These are the strengths and weaknesses of DELTA proficiencies. Image: Mckinsey & Company

graphs showing that proficiency in certain DELTAs is not necessarily linked to education
Education is not necessarily a determining factor when it comes to DELTA proficiency. Image: Mckinsey & Company

a chart showing that proficiency in certain DELTAs is linked with higher likelihood of employment
Adaptability is the strongest DELTA to increase employment. Image: Mckinsey & Company
a chart showing that proficiency in DELTAs is linked with higher income
Work plan developments is the DELTA most linked with higher income. Image: Mckinsey & Company
a chart showing that proficiency in certain DELTAs is linked with higher job satisfaction
Self motivation and wellness is the DELTA most linked to job satisfaction. Image: Mckinsey & Company

a ranking of the top 3 DELTAs in which proficiency predicts better outcomes for employment, high income and job satisfaction
These are the top 3 DELTA proficiencies per outcome. Image: Mckinsey & Company

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