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Hard-Pressed by Soft Skills, CIOs Face Talent Challenge

via the Wall Street Journal

For chief information officers, the talent enigma known as the skills gap has two components: technical skills and soft skills. A recent study commissioned by Capgemini SE and LinkedIn Inc. claims 54 percent of global organizations say the skills gap is “hampering their digital transformation efforts.” The report also says, “the talent gap in soft digital skills is more pronounced than in hard digital skills.” That makes sense. Soft skills are more nuanced than technical skills. And they are more difficult to measure.

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The Human Side of Tech: Driving Behavioral Change

Via the Wall Street Journal:

Applying behavioral design—the combination of behavioral economics and human-centered design—to digital transformation helps technology and business leaders focus on the user. This approach can increase the uptake of new systems and improve the bottom line by encouraging small changes that add up to big results.

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The surprising thing Google learned about its employees — and what it means for today's students

The conventional wisdom about 21st century skills holds that students need to master the STEM subjects — science, technology, engineering and math — and learn to code as well because that’s where the jobs are. It turns out that is a gross simplification of what students need to know and be able to do, and some proof for that comes from a surprising source: Google.

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