This week, we take a look at the skills that McKinsey believes will be in high demand in 2030, why teams shouldn’t fear arguments, and how establishing team norms can move projects forward, as well as how people analytics will bolster retention.

Report: Demand For These Skills Will Rise by 2030

Fast Company

McKinsey expects the demand for advanced technological skills to rise 55 percent over the next decade, followed closely by a 24 percent spike in demand for “social, emotional, leadership, and management” skills. In a future of automated workforces, people skills matter more than ever, and HR will have a starring role to play.

Why Teams Shouldn’t Be Afraid to Argue

PwC’s Strategy+Business

Carlos Cruz knows a thing or two about resolving gang violence. As president of Citizen’s Way, a grassroots organization in Mexico fighting for safer streets, he has some conflict resolution advice for all organizations: “We mustn’t be afraid to fight or argue” because “papering over differences doesn’t make them disappear.” Arguments, he insists, are healthy.

Establish Norms for How Your Team Will Work Together


Do your teams struggle to move projects forward? It might be because everyone has different working styles, but nobody is addressing them. You can help everybody by establishing norms for how to collaborate, which can increase trust, save time, and improve performance.

3 Ways People Analytics End Employee Retention Guesswork


What are two things that HR professionals and economists have in common? They’re both concerned with employee turnover and they both deal with really big numbers. According to Bersin by Deloitte, the cost of voluntary turnover is more than $100,000 per employee. The HR analytics software Viser offers thoughts on how people analytics can reduce that number.

Want to stop papering over differences? Try BetterWorks with your team and keep everyone aligned and motivated.

Missed last week’s roundup? Read it here: Appraisals Under Fire, Loss of Loyalty, and HR’s #1 Job