MYTH: Employers don’t care about the liberal arts skills of critical thinking, writing, emotional intelligence, or cognitive flexibility.
REALITY: A World Economic Forum survey of top executives from nine leading industries listed these and other humanistic skills as the top skills they are looking for in employees. And a Forbes magazine article writes that “today’s tech wave will inspire a new style of work in which tech takes care of routine tasks so that people can concentrate on what mortals do best: generating creative ideas and actions in a data-rich world.”
“What matters now is not the skills you have but how you think. Can you ask the right questions? Do you know what problem you’re trying to solve in the first place?”
— Harvard Business Review
Humanities Works is a project by Aaron Hanlon, Eric Hayot, and Anna Kornbluh.