The world of business continues to evolve at an unprecedented pace, with half of all S&P 500 companies expected to be replaced within the next decade. Moreover, the first place that organizations need to adapt if they want to survive lies in the area of evolving workplace skills and upskilling their workforce, according to HR People + Strategy. Clearly, those talents which bring enterprises success in tomorrow’s working world will be greatly different than those which have served them in the past. Following, you’ll find seven new skills that every business (and every legal department) should be adding to its employee learning and development plan if it wants to succeed in an age of constant change. And for that matter, the benefits of upskilling employees in this manner, as well as why it pays to be making this retraining a priority.

Creativity – Trade secret: Innovation is just another word for improvisation. Likewise, it’s often a matter of perspective, as simple shifts in business or communications strategy can prove every bit as powerful as game-changing breakthroughs at driving positive results for your organization. Don’t have the time or resources to think 3-5 years ahead into the future, or invest heavily in giving your business plan a huge overhaul? No worries: You can succeed by upskilling the workforce and teaching employees to think differently here and now instead. Train them to ask themselves questions like: What other possible uses for our products and services exist? How can we repackage or represent existing solutions to better appeal to new audiences? Are there ways we could be doing in a single step what’s currently taking us several? You may be surprised at just how quickly simple exercises such as these can send profits soaring.

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