A recent Microsoft survey lists skills workplace skills that are seen as most important by UK business leaders:
1. Team working and interpersonal skills
3. Analysing and problem solving
4. Verbal communication
5. Personal planning and organising
7. IT skills
I’d say as a business owner trained in computer science that I agree with the survey results - I’d place IT skills at the bottom of the table too. For my business, interpersonal skills and initiative do feature as the skills I most value. While adequate IT skills might be essential in the modern workplace, strengths in the earlier fields are far more valuable than a strength in IT.
I might be biased - cos I think a corporate treasure hunts is one of the best ways to develop and analyse business skills including: team working and interpersonal skills, initiative, analysing and problem solving, verbal communication,… but we don’t offer IT courses!
Happy treasure hunting,
Ronald - Treasure London