5 Subjects That Schools Aren’t Teaching (But Definitely Should)

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1. Project Management

Almost all work these days revolves around long-term projects that are broken down into tasks and require collaboration among teams. It’s critical that students graduate knowing how to manage and coordinate their work, whether as a freelancer or as part of team.

2. Agile and Innovative Mindset

There’s no denying that the speed of change is accelerating. Businesses have to keep up by adapting and evolving as quickly as technology changes. For this reason, everyone is in a constant state of inventing the next big thing. Businesses need creative risk-takers who aren’t afraid to fail in developing the next big idea.

3. Product Development

Every day, new start-up companies emerge and increase competition in the business landscape. So every company is forced to compete and stay relevant by developing new and enticing products. But this a complex process that is both art and science.

4. Data Literacy

Technology isn’t only increasing the rate of change in society, it’s also enabling the collection of more and more data. In fact, this rate is compounding and many businesses are now looking to take advantage of this data. The problem, however, is that their workforce doesn’t know how to capture and draw insights from all this information.

5. Digital Communication and Collaboration

Businesses are either stuck in their old ways of working — sitting through endless hours of in-person meetings — or they are adapting to the modern work-from-home way of life. Either way, the former will eventually become the latter as more and more people enjoy flexibility as part of their jobs. This means that being able to communicate and collaborate digitally will become more and more important.

Stories of a former high school teacher, now business consultant. Husband. Travel fanatic. Obsessed coffee drinker. And all-around nerd.

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