Check out our Digital Fitness for the World app now available for free
The world of work has changed dramatically over the last few weeks. As part of our response, PwC has launched our Digital Fitness for the World app to bring tips and learning materials to help individuals stay abreast with the evolving world of business, digital technology and new ways of working.Find out more about our learning app
“The case for upskilling is clear – there is a mismatch in the skills people have and skills businesses are looking for. While business leaders have made automation, digitisation and extracting the value of data (including artificial intelligence) a priority in their business, their workforce must be able to complement the value that these new technologies bring. Each member of the ecosystem - business leaders, governments and educational institutions – must work together to upskill our people to meet the workforce needs of the future and drive sustainable economic growth for Singapore”
In order to keep up with the tide of change, technology has now become a key part of many companies' transformation pathway. But this digital trend is also making people increasingly anxious about the future of their jobs. Fang Eu-Lin, Leader of PwC's Academy in Singapore shares how upskilling can help to alleviate this anxiety.
The digital revolution requires a skills revolution. This is about helping people build their digital awareness, understanding and skills to fully participate in the digital world — and it needs to start now.
Assess the current environment and challenges. Identify the size and nature of your organisation’s skills gaps and mismatches, where to start and what to prioritise. Define your future workforce and understand the impact of automation. Validate the case for change.
Digital transformation starts with you. Benchmark the digital fitness and capabilities of your teams in the digital transformation ecosystem. The Digital Fitness Assessment workforce transformation engine (and associated APP) is based on leading academic research from PwC’s Katzenbach Center – experts in organisational behavioral and cultural change – combined with over 10 years of data from surveying Digital Leaders across multiple industries.
Build strategic plans to deal with the skills gaps which have the most impact on delivering business value. Rapidly review and refresh upskilling strategy, make inclusion a priority, improve effectiveness of learning organisation tech and test strategic alternatives and scale best-performing programmes.
Use culture as the bedrock of an organisation’s upskilling efforts. Create a cultural shift and the right behaviours, inspire citizen-led innovation and nurture psychological safety, physical vitality and mental wellbeing.
Create and deploy programmes which harness the organisation's culture and use key behavioural economic principles to deliver the right learning experience and rapid results. Create buy-in and align rewards and incentives, free up time for learning, design for an engaging learning experience and focus on targeted personal transformation journeys.
In today’s digital world, our purpose is strongly anchored in building trust with our clients and helping our clients build resilience with theirs. Upskilling plays a key role here, in helping the world continually grow and evolve with the dynamicity of digital. With PwC’s Academy, we have launched masterclasses on digital themes and topics, conducted by world-class experts in the field, to help you empower your team with new skills for the new world.
Measure the return on investment from upskilling programmes, track employee engagement and benchmark the L&D function.
How ready are you for the impact of automation and technology on your job? Here’s what more than 2,000 Singaporeans told us. Download the full report here.
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Set against the backdrop of disruption caused by COVID-19, the need for advanced and strategic leadership among our business leaders has never been so great. Principles that have guided our thinking for decades are now questioned, and the unviability of many business models laid bare.
In answer to this need, PwC’s Academy is partnering with three top-in-class universities to curate a series of Masterclasses tackling topics such as advanced management, leadership, business strategy, finance, corporate governance, and risk management. These programmes bring together the best-in-class expertise from PwC’s industry practice and academia knowledge from the universities.
The PwC’s Academy Masterclasses are also qualified for SkillsFuture funding.
Find out more about the class curriculum, faculty and fees HERE.
The need for continuous learning and digital adoption to become part of the “new normal” was highlighted in the Fortitude Budget. In a bid to support this, PwC Singapore has made our Digital Fitness* learning app free for all until 31 July 2021. This move is part of our wider Reimagine Digital, New World. New Skills and Corporate Responsibility initiatives to support individuals and organisations through the COVID-19 recovery.
Our app aims to help users in these three areas:
* The app’s name in the Apple App Store and Google Play is “Digital Fitness Assessment”
Over the next four years, PwC is committing US$3 billion in upskilling globally – primarily, in training our people as well as developing and sharing technologies to support our clients and communities.
In Singapore, we are committing close to S$10 million over the next two years to develop our digital skills:
In recognition of our firmwide digital upskilling initiative, we were shortlisted by the Singapore Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA) as a Finalist for the Digital Participation Pledge Award in October 2019. The Digital Participation Pledge Awards is the nation’s highest accolade for organisations who champion the digital readiness movement.