The importance of soft skills in a tech-focused world

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AdamCarnow
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There's a movement to quit calling them "soft skills" and start calling them "essential skills". Results of a CIO survey revealed the top skills needed for digital transformation were:

  • strategy building (40%),
  • project management (32%), and
  • business relationship management (25%).

The importance of soft skills in a tech-focused world 

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