How to Reduce Smartphone Distraction at Work (and Home)

How to Reduce Smartphone Distraction at Work (and Home)

Whether at work or home, these five tips will ensure your smartphone doesn’t get the best of you.


The Most In-Demand Hard Skills

“Hard skills” concern one’s ability to do a specific task.

1. Cloud Computing:

As the world rushes toward the cloud, companies are desperately searching for engineers who have the skills to accommodate this demand.

2. Artificial Intelligence:

The age of AI is here and growing fast.

3. Analytical Reasoning:

As they collect more data than ever before, companies are hungry for professionals who can make smart decisions based
off of it.

4. People Management:

The world has changed from a “command-and-control” model toward leaders who can coach and empower, a difficult skill set few professionals possess.

5. UX Design:

UX design is the key to making a digital world work for humans.

6. Mobile Application Development:

A skill that’s been in demand for several years as companies continue to design mobile-first platforms.

7. Video Production:

Demand for video production is spiking as video streaming represents 70 percent of all consumer Internet traffic.

8. Sales Leadership:

Sales is one of those skills that’s always in-demand, and great sales leaders are only becoming harder and harder to find.

9. Translation:

We are more connected globally than ever before, with translation skills breaking down one of the last remaining barriers: language.

10. Audio Production:

Audio Production: Similar to video, there’s been a spike in interest in podcasts and other audio digital formats recently, leading to increased demand for this skill.


Additional reading: Read this to learn how parents can prepare kids for a high-tech world and read this for five actions to take to raise tech-healthy kids.


ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Ryan Jenkins is an internationally-recognized keynote speaker and author on the topics of leadership, generational differences, and the future of work. He is the co-founder of SyncLX, which creates lasting learning experiences for companies' #1 asset, their people.

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