It’s not just about keeping up with technology. Interpersonal skills will be at least as valuable to companies in the years to come
Yvonne Fosser wrote that in the new business magazine in Norway called AW (Asking Why).
I totally understand what she thinks and I really agree, and together with being update on your field of expertise. I got five tip for always stay relevant. And my tip no. 5 is maybe a bit strange, but if you have been in the business for a long time, try to get a young person to be your mentor. It’s called reverse mentoring.
1. Take responsibility, then you will get opportunities and you will gain trust.
2. Be constructively critical. Management needs input on what can go wrong, and suggestions for improvements
3. Be an active co-worker
4. Help your colleagues
5. Get a mentor, if you have worked for a long time consider reversed mentoring.