collage of photos of younger employees working virtually According to Skillsoft, training in communication skills, productivity, and establishing effective virtual teams were all in the top ten categories at the end of May. (Photo: Shutterstock)

With the dramatic changes that businesses have seen in 2020, a sharp rise in demand for learning and training has also emerged, according to a new report from Skillsoft, a company that specializes in online training.

The Boston-based company said that it had seen explosive growth in demand for some of the categories of services it supplies. This included a 552% growth in training around encouraging team communication and collaboration; a 652% growth in agile software development; a 367% growth in access to content concerning diversity, equity and inclusion; and a 407% increase in trust-building through effective communication.

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