By Jessica Lawrence // Quartz // November 17, 2014
Twenty or thirty years ago, you couldn’t start your own business anywhere in the world with just a couple clicks of a mouse.
To work, you had to show up at an office because that was where your typewriter or giant desktop computer was, where your important documents were kept in file cabinets, and where your business phone was tethered to the wall. You were still likely to stay at job for 20 or 30 years and get a pension and a gold watch when you retired.
The way that work looks, feels and functions is in the midst of a dramatic shift. Every time we have gone through a major shift in work in the past, we have had to learn new skills to support it. We had to learn the work of agriculture. We had to learn how to work on an assembly line. We had to learn to use typewriters and fax machines.
So the question now becomes, what do we need to learn that will help us thrive in this new world of work today and 10, 20, 30 years from now? From my experience, I see three of the main categories of skills as ...