No Match Found
Challenging economic conditions coupled with the race to harness the possibilities of Generative AI are ramping up the pressure on costs and productivity for today's organisations. This new environment is accelerating the need for digital transformation and creating immediate and large-scale workforce and skills challenges.
Automation, data analysis, artificial intelligence (AI) and other emerging technologies can deliver productivity. But technology is only as good as the leaders who identify its opportunities, the technologists who deliver it and the people who work with it every day. That’s where some companies are coming up short: the right mix of skilled and adaptable people, aligned to the right culture and with the right mindset and behaviours can help power their business.
Many leaders are finding that their existing upskilling efforts are not fit for purpose: programmes don’t deliver the return on investment (ROI) organisations want or the change they need. It’s a problem that should be solved urgently.
Employers who make good-faith efforts to upskill their people build trust - and that in turn can enhance the organisation’s reputation in a world where trust is an increasingly valuable commodity. Business leaders are in the spotlight.
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In this short documentary, academics, NGOs, policymakers and business leaders explain why upskilling for a digital world has become a priority for society, organisations and governments.
"There is an upskilling dividend benefiting companies as they face an uncertain economy and rapidly expanding technological possibilities. Retaining the right talented people and enhancing their skills can help them survive today's challenges and drives competitive advantage in the future."
Assess current and future business needs. Identify the size and nature of an organisation’s skills gaps and mismatches, where to start and what to prioritise.
Build strategic plans to deal with the skills gaps which have the most impact on delivering business value.
Use culture as the bedrock of an organisation’s upskilling efforts.
Create and deploy programmes which harness the organisation's culture and use key behavioural economics principles to deliver the right learning experience and rapid results.
Measure the return on investment from upskilling programmes.