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These 4 Human Skills Are Defining the Future of Work

We all have soft skills. The problem is that we never worked for organizations that encouraged us to use these soft skills before.

It’s up to us to bring new levels of humanity in the place of work.

Because we are blending our personal lives with our work lives, they are becoming the same: OUR LIFE.

We have to live our values by trying always to be more human in the positions we currently are.

In my journey working as a software engineer, I realized that programming skills is important, but to relate with people and work as a team is far more valuable than writing good code.

This forces the organizations leaders to encourage us to be more human.
And when facing the reality, it becomes easy for one to bring these humanistic perspectives to all areas of life, like friendships, relationships and family.

Technology cannot replace the concept of being human. To communicate and collaborate. We must expand the point of view to consume the bigger picture.

The best way to ensure our success is our ability to be human. These 4 skills bellow are what I see as most important to sustain a environment for self-development.


The most valuable skill → Because things are constantly changing, by the time we graduate from school most of what we learn becomes obsolete.

Technologies are evolving quickly, leading to new emerging business models like the gig & freelancing industry or new management & leadership styles;

Give yourself access to content exposure.

I as an individual need to become a perpetual learner by getting access to the tools and knowledge available. Learning and going along with all changes.

Action Items:

  • Broaden your professional focus — Search for areas that drive you to learn with passion.
    If you work in tech, a good example might be goal-driven Machine Learning.
  • Learn through non-traditional methods — YouTube, Skillshare, Udemy, blog articles and learning apps are powerful mediums to constantly redefine our skill-set.


Being accountable is about helping to come up with potential solutions for how to solve particular problems.

If you are not willing to to speak your passions, sharing what you care of, you are also in no right to complain about the work you are doing.

How you shape the experiences on the organization you work for is like building a social brand inside your company. Taking responsibility for externalizing your priorities with a solution-oriented mindset.

Using internal collaboration tools and speaking up in meetings is the same as being seen and vulnerable.

Push, motivate and drive your quality beyond ordinary action.

Focus on working without a manager there to guide you. And if the organization doesn’t provide the right culture, try to be yourself the change instead of complaining that people cannot change.

You need to take more accountability to do good quality work. Invest heavily in your comfort to motivate and push yourself to come up with ideas that solve problems.

You’ll be doing an awesome job already.

Action Items:

  • Speak Up — Find an issue nagging in your mind, something you want to tell. Bring that up, go out of your comfort zone. Come up with a potential solution
  • Set your expectations — How to communicate with your team about availability, and feedback. Have the discussion setting those expectations on what is okay or not okay.


The ability to understand and share the feelings and experiences of your coworkers. Emotion is very similar to being vulnerable. This concept allow us to attract the best talent, the best ideas, great solutions and etc.

Put yourself in that person shoes.“I totally understand how you feel, I’ve been there. Let me help you.”

You need to be the first one who believes and embraces empathy at work. The best way to start is to embrace and make it a common business sense.

This makes people be themselves and come up with ideas or suggestions. Which brings diversity of thought, innovations and so on to the table.

Action items:

  • Learn to Listen — Listen first before you talk. Count to 3. Frame the Idea and then come back with the human response.
  • Focus on the issue, not the person — Don’t confuse the issue with the person. Allow other perspectives and approach the situation from the other person shoes.
  • Tailor your communication to the audience and platform — Email is different than WhatsApp. Understand the tools and mediums and tailor the message to best suit the audience and the platform.


Acknowledge your own strengths, weaknesses, and motivations. By trying to be the best version of ourselves we can change the cultural mindset of our surroundings.

Even knowing that people might struggle at first, making a human culture a priority make us the actors. And we then go from a position of powerlessness and complain to a position of Power of Mind.

It is important to say that we must be patient. Not everything changes in the moment we act. And if the future of work is one placed on more fulfilling interactions, then it is by a constant application of human values that things start to evolve.

I think that the future of work is one that brings more joy and the sense of belonging to those in a group. And for that to be true we have to be conscious of our own actions in every-day situations.

Thanks For Reading ❤

#Day 66



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