Cognitive skills top the list of those deemed greatest importance for workers in 2023.
Analytical thinking is considered a core skill by more companies than any other skill, making up, on average, 9.1% of the core skills reported by companies.
Ahead of three self-efficacy skills – resilience, flexibility, and agility; motivation and self-awareness; and curiosity and lifelong learning – which recognize the importance of workers' ability to adapt to disrupted workplaces.
"There's more of a focus and an interest in having people with analytical thinking, people with creativity," Saadia Zahidi, Managing Director of the World Economic Forum, said in an interview for the Radio Davos podcast on the Future of Jobs Report 2023.
"But it's also become very important to have leadership skills and to have social influence, and the ability to work with other people. The traits that make us human, make us able to relate with each other and to get innovative, creative things done in the workplace."