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The New Hybrid Work Model Will Require Hybrid Skills

Thrive Global

Arianna Huffington

Resilience, empathy and creativity are the key human skills of our hybrid world.


Mid-pandemic, Arianna Huffington, founder and CEO at Thrive Global, predicts the changing face of the modern workforce and the emergence of a hybrid future. Reflecting on the emergence of new tools and reprioritized skills, she rethinks the nature of productivity. Public understanding of cognitive neuroscience can help navigate this developing landscape and build much needed "human skills" like empathy, resilience and creativity – that can empower people with the ability to adapt to change and avoid burnout, even in profoundly challenging times.


"Not since the Industrial Revolution have we so fundamentally rethought everything about where and how we work. ... 'People are now stepping back and thinking about the qualitative aspects of being productive over the quantitative,' said Sandra Bond Chapman. 'Instead of how many things we have done, we now have an opportunity to shift towards the measures that matter most — was I more innovative? Was I more purpose-driven? Was I more socially driven?'”
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Sandra Bond Chapman, PhD

Chief Director Dee Wyly Distinguished Professor, School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences Co-Leader, The BrainHealth Project


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