Industries Need People with these Skills in the Virtual Workspace
COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way people used to work. As per the observations by industry experts, many companies have opted to working remotely while many have started to fire employees. This time of transition and uncertainty has forced employees to rethink about their capabilities and skills so that they can survive in and after pandemic.
Many online education providers are designing and offering new various online courses as per the demands and trends occurred due to new work environment. And it has been observed that many employees are expressing their interest to enrol for online course to upgrade their skills. As per the survey by American Management Association (AMA), 81% employees have expressed an interest to attend webinars, and nearly a third said that they would consider enrolling in multi-day online courses to upgrade to make their profile stronger. In this article we will discuss the skills that industries will need in the virtual workspace.
Management Skills are Must
Virtual workspace in becoming new normal due to the lockdown and social distancing forced by governments in many countries. When these kinds of changes occur, management is at the front line who has to plan, implement and track the new processes. So, it becomes must for managers to build critical skills so that they can meet the new demands of working in a virtual environment.
Risk Management is Vital for Business Recovery as well as for its Expansion
COVID-19 is a pandemic for which no one was prepared. Each and every sector including manufacturing, agriculture to healthcare is affected by this crisis. Risk management involves a set of solutions and services that compromises identification, assessment, and analysis among other processes that enable the organization to mitigate the potential risks of threats to the business. That’s why the organizations are adopting various risk management-based business practices to ensure the smooth continuity of business operations. Presently, a wide number of companies need multiple risk management driven tools, risk management experts and services across many operations including finance, compliance, communication, and governance etc.
Technology is Necessity
In this time of virtual workspace, each and every company has realized the importance of digital infrastructure that can help the management to monitor every operation and track its employee’s movements. So, for this new working environment, companies need technology experts who can have in-dept knowledge of coding, cloud infrastructure, and security & data protection. Plus, for business growth, companies need experts in data science, AI and business analytics.
Everyone Wants to do Digital and Social Media Marketing
As people spend more time on internet and social media sites in this time of isolation and lockdown, many companies are focusing on online marketing and promotions to sell their services and products. So, these companies are needing the skilled people who have knowledge of how social media or online marketing work.
Creative People are in Demand
With implementation of social media and digital marketing, now a days, each and every small business/start-up or big company wants its website and social media pages to get gain customers’ attention as well as leads. For these types of adoptions, attractive content is required. This content includes quotes, graphic, pictures, video, audio. So, for these requirements, industries are hiring content writers/editors, graphics designers, video/audio creators and editors and many creative posts.
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By Neha Mule
Neha writes articles on sectors including medicine, food, materials, and science & technology. A qualified statistician, she has the ability to observe and analyze the trends in global markets and write compelling articles that help CXOs in decision making. She is a bookworm and loves to read fiction, lifestyle, science and technology. Neha comes with 6 years of experience in content writing and editing that involves blog writing, preparation of study materials and OERs.