Building a Future-Ready Work Force

McKinsey Global Institute lists down 56 foundational skills that will lead to higher proficiency and benefit people across the globe. Foundational skills are defined as those that help an individual to add value beyond automation and technology and constantly adapt to the changes around him. These skills have been classified into four categories – Cognitive, Interpersonal, Self-Leadership, and Digital. While assessing the present proficiencies across these categories, it was found that the lowest was for the digital bucket specific to software use and understanding digital systems, clearly highlighting the lack of digital literacy.