Top 10 Skills You Need In 2020

Let's discuss some skills you need to have in 2020.

2020 is almost a few months away. Hopefully, it will be the year of science and technology as well. In this domain, in fact, in every field of life, some skills are required. I will discuss the top 10 skills you need to have in 2020. These skills will groom at the personal level as well as in professional life.

  1. Complex Problem Solving

The term problem Problem Solving is defined as the capability to solve novel problems and issues. In professional life, almost 36% of the tasks require efficient problem-solving skills. Complex problem solving does not mean that a person has to solve the world’s toughest problems. It means that detect the problem in a few minutes. Or identify and analyze the problem within seconds.

2. Critical Thinking

Critical thinking involves logic and reasoning. A person needs to identify the problem, then deduce a logic with valid reasoning. Moreover, a person needs to device more than a single solution for one problem. This is also included in the top 10 skills required in 2020.

3. Creativity

Alex Gray, the World Economic Forum senior writer says,

‘With the avalanche of new products, new technologies and new ways of working, employees are going to have to become more creative in order to benefit from these changes.’

Creativity is another shape of success. Being creative means that a person’s mind is open and can generate various ideas for one particular thing. There are ideas that you can implement and others will say, Oh wow it can happen in this way too.

4. People Management

Humans beings can read each other’s minds and able to give feedback about other’s ideas. Thus, the feedback can be negative and positive. If a person gets positive feedback, then he is more motivated. But, if a person receives negative comments, then he is distracted from his goal. Moreover, team leaders motivate their team to achieve success. Being a manager requires to deal with emotional intelligence. It also has to deal with people and their temperament.

5. Coordinating With Others

Collaboration is another crucial skill. In professional life, coordination is of utmost importance. Everyone needs to respect other’s views. Moreover, it is one of the top 10 skills, a person needs to adopt in 2020.

According to the WEF report,

‘Human interaction in the workplace involves team production, with workers playing off of each other’s strengths and adapting flexibly to changing circumstances‘. Such non-routine interaction is at the heart of the human advantage over machines.’

6. Emotional Intelligence

Emotional intelligence is all about a person’s interaction with others. Bradberry said in an article,

‘It affects how we manage behavior, navigate social complexities, and make personal decisions that achieve positive results.’

It is one of the social skills that is utterly important to managers and team leaders. Further, it also boosts up the person’s Emotional Quotient (EQ).

7. Judgment and Decision Making

Decision-making skills can be improved if a person explores the problem several times. He needs to view all the resources needed to solve the problem. Resources can be in the shape of tools and technologies. He needs to learn about data manipulation. Here! he got the perfect decision making the skill.

8. Service Orientation

Service Orientation is defined as working voluntarily to help others. If a person adopts this skill, then people will always praise him. He will have a well-known figure at the public front.

9. Negotiation

People, at some point, need to negotiate with one another. With this skill, he will have the best interpersonal skills. He will learn how to deal with different people including clerks, clients, subordinates and managers.

10. Cognitive Flexibility

Last but not least, Cognitive Flexibility refers to mental elasticity. Like a person will have different ways of thinking. For instance, he will observe parameters, critical issues, problem domains from different aspects. Moreover, he will also listen to others and think about their opinion as well.


Thus, these were the skills required in 2020 to achieve success. The skills mentioned above are interrelated to one another. Try to adopt them before 2020 arrives. I wish all of you a better 2020 ahead!

Tasbeeha Hassan

Playing with words has always been my passion. Positive vibes only.
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