While much of life inches back toward a sense of normalcy, remote work is here to stay. This new distribution of teams will require robust soft skills to enable employees to collaborate together. Sara Sabin offers her insights on the traits that employees need in the present climate. One hallmark of success: an engaged employee.

“In the future of work, as the pace of new technology becomes increasingly rapid, companies risk becoming irrelevant much more quickly than they have in the past. We have to realize that the old ways of working and focusing on maintaining the status quo might not cut it anymore. Companies need teams of people that can think creatively and take the initiative to innovate within their role.”

Check out Sabin’s article in Fast Company to read more, including the two other soft skills in high demand.