Millennials rate emotional skills as most important for future of work

Aussie survey also shows Gen X, baby boomers favour digital skills

The report said 31 per cent of millennials rated emotional skills - such as collaboration, empathy and social ability - as most important. PHOTO: ST FILE
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Many young workers seem to feel that getting along with their colleagues will be more important than being able to code a website.

A new survey found that millennials - those aged 18 to 34 - felt emotional skills were the most important capabilities for the future of work while baby boomers (50 and up) and Gen-Xers (35 to 49) favoured digital skills more.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on June 24, 2019, with the headline Millennials rate emotional skills as most important for future of work. Subscribe