New study suggests creativity is the most needed skill by companies

A new study by LinkedIn Learning found that the most needed soft skill by companies in 2019 is Creativity. The top five skills listed were:

1. Creativity
2. Persuasion
3. Collaboration
4. Adaptability
5. Time management

The top five hard skills needed by companies were:

1. Cloud Computing
2. Artificial Intelligence
3. Analytical Reasoning
4. People Management
5. User Experience Design

It is also worth noting that “57% of senior leaders today say soft skills are more important than hard skills.”

Strategies to enhance your creativity

Check out the six strategies you might want to follow to enhance your creativity, that Gareth Loudon shared as part of his university work with the AHRC funded project called Clwstwr Creadigol, The project aims to put innovation at the core of media production in South Wales. The academic team is a collaboration between Cardiff University, the University of South Wales and Cardiff Metropolitan University.