A snapshot of useful research for L&D and workplace professionals
Why read this report
It gives a very digestible picture of some of what’s happening with skills, with workforce dynamics and the future of work. It takes a broad brush approach, taking in research from a variety of sources.
About this research
The report draws on a mix of Udemy data taken from thousands of its customers around the world, plus data from research carried out by other organisations.
The report goes straight in with its overarching message: skills are the key to success. It says that in the future of work, there are three key areas leaders have to focus on:
From here on, Udemy largely references stats taken from other research reports:
Now here are some Udemy stats:
The report also references a previous study by Udemy Business and The Conference Board, which says there are four critical skills needed by highly successful modern leaders: connecting, coaching, creating an inclusive culture and collaborating through technology. It says this correlates with figures on the increased year-on-year demand for related leadership courses at Udemy Business – a 177% increase in learning coaching skills, a 150% increase in learning team-building skills, a 136% increase in learning empathy skills and 101% increase in resilience learning.
The report references Deloitte research which found that nine out of 10 execs say they plan to use skills as a way to define work, deploy talent and manage careers. But, just one in five are taking a meaningful skills-based approach.
Report reading time: 15 minutes