QUALITIES NEEDED FOR SUCCESS IN AN INFORMATION ECONOMY
Compiled by: William G. Huitt (1995, October) from the following resources:
Bridges, 1994; Drucker, 1989; Naisbitt, 1982; Naisbitt & Aburdene, 1990; Ornstein & Ehrlich, 1989; Perelman, 1991; Pilzer, 1990, 1995; Toffler, 1970, 1980, 1990
ESSENTIAL WORKPLACE SKILLS FOR THE 21st CENTURY
THE FOUNDATION -- competence requires:
Basic Skills: reading, writing, arithmetic and mathematics, speaking, and listening
Thinking Skills: thinking creatively, making decisions, solving problems, visualizing things in the mind's eye, knowing how to learn, and reasoning
Personal Qualities: individual responsibility, self-esteem, sociability, self- management, and integrity
COMPETENCIES -- effective workers can productively use:
Sources: allocating time, money, materials, space, and staff
Interpersonal: working on teams, teaching others, serving customers, leading, Skills negotiating, and working well with people from culturally diverse backgrounds
Information: acquiring and evaluating data, organizing and maintaining files, interpreting and communicating, and using computers to process information
Systems: understanding social, organizational, and technological systems, monitorying and correcting performance, and designing or improving systems
Technology: selecting equipment and tools, applying technology to specific tasks, and maintaining and troubleshooting technologies
Reference: Secretary's Commission on Achieving Necessary Skills. (1991). What work requires of schools. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Labor. (document in public domain)
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