New research commissioned by Microsoft Windows Mobile predicts that this century will be defined by workers who are able to be “lateral, collaborative, flexible and creative”, meaning the most sought after employees will be people who use the right (or female) side of their brain. There will be a shift towards the utilisation of female and female-oriented soft skills, like flexibility and lateral thinking, is a reaction to the new economy model based around FMPB sectors (finance, media, publishing and business). Its also good news for those comfortable with technology as the report also reveals that both men and women feel new mobile technology will make it easier for women to compete in the working environment (62%) and that a huge rise in mobile technology will see the UK workplace become dominated by females and female orientated working practices.
According to Jemma Harris, mobiel working expert at Microsoft “Soft skills will reign supreme in the UK workplace over the next 25 years. As these skills and creativity become the currency for tomorrow’s economy, coupled with the advantage mobile technologies will provide women with, we’ll see a greater shift towards more equal opportunities for women, and as this research demonstrate, who may even be in a stronger position than their counter-parts.” The winners in this revolutions will be those who are able to be “lateral, collaborative, flexible and creative”, meaning the most sought after employees will be people who use the right (or female) side of their brain.