The pandemic has almost left us high and dry. Industry experts are predicting unprecedented economic downfall, which would lead to job loss and pay cuts.
The governments of various countries have already started announcing financial packages to ease the damage done by extended periods of lockdown. Currently, the lockdown in India has been extended thrice and there is a big possibility that it will be extended again. This has paralyzed our lives and caused major setbacks to many industries like hospitality, aviation, MSME (Medium, Small and Micro Enterprises) among others. However, we can still utilise this period to develop new skills that will help us take forward our career in a post-Coronavirus world. Let’s look at a few such job skills that help us survive in the professional world after the pandemic is over.
When a ship is in trouble, only an able captain can sail it through troubled water. During this hour of crisis, people with strong leadership qualities can lead a team to success. Industry experts are predicting work from home to be the next big thing. Already many tech giants have asked their employees to work from home till the end of 2020. So people with strong leadership skills who can manage team distantly, inspire teammates to work hard and bring out the best is others would be a safe bet for companies. So, it’s time to hone your leadership qualities.
Emotional intelligence is that quality that helps a person to understand other’s emotions better and express or control his or her emotions well. All great leaders possess this quality. They are empaths and can easily gauge the mental and emotional health of an employee. And during the stressful period that we are in today, employees with high emotional intelligence have better chances of survival.
One of the biggest traits that can help employees survive in a post-coronavirus world is their ability to be tech-savvy. The pandemic has brought about huge digital transformations—employees are working from home, they are doing online meetings and social media tools to connect professionally has become indispensable. According to experts, artificial intelligence, Internet controlled operations, robotics etc. will be the future that will help industries grow more resilient to pandemics in the future. It is therefore very important that people develop an aptitude to learn new technologies and develop the skill to use emerging tools in their work effectively.
Adapt to changes
The lockdown has brought about many changes in our lives and there will definitely be more changes waiting our way after the pandemic is over. The way offices function, how we work etc. will change and with work from home becoming a reality, the change has already begun. People with the skill to adapt quickly to changes would be of great value to their workplaces.
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