A new way forward
Simple logic dictates that the most successful people in the future will be those who learn new skills and understanding. And since change isn’t going to slow down, logic dictates that successful people continue to grow throughout their working lives.
Gartner Research reveals that only half of Australian employees (50.5 per cent) believe they have the skills they will need for their job three years from now. Worryingly, research shows that only half (47.3%) also believe they have the skills to be hired for a comparable job in another business unit in their current organization.
And for most employees, the right time to improve their skills is usually now, according to the director of the HR council of Gartner, Neal Woolrich said.
“Given that around a third of the skills required for every job expire every five years, the skills of the average employee can become obsolete quite quickly.
“So it’s imperative that employees keep a close eye on how their organization’s skill needs change over time, which roles are expected to be phased out, and which alternative roles and opportunities for development,” he says. -he.
To ensure that retraining effectively boosts your career, be sure to identify the right skills you need to learn, says Woolrich.
“The best approach to identifying the right skills is a dynamic approach. Trying to detect changing skill needs and course-correct in real time, rather than trying to predict what future skill needs might be,” he says.
When employers and employees take a dynamic approach to skills, they achieve much better results in terms of employee performance, engagement, skills readiness, and the willingness of employees to go beyond the ordinary expectations of their job. work,” says Woolrich.
make the change
A number of leading education providers have turned online during the pandemic, which means world-class education has never been more accessible.
For example, joining Monash University’s established online course offerings, Monash Online MBA (Digital) presents the ultimate in flexibility and is accessible anywhere there is an internet connection. Monash is ranked in the top 1% of universities in the world.
Retraining was already a priority for many. Ever-changing technologies and business methods meant people recognized their need to retrain to meet the challenges of the future – COVID-19 has simply accelerated that need, says Jonathan Matheny, Director, MBA (Digital), Monash Online Education.
The (Digital) MBA with Monash Online is designed for experienced professionals looking to change careers, he says.
Courses are designed by scholars who solve some of the world’s biggest problems, from psychology to business and instructional design. Simply put, there is a range of courses, designed by leading academics specifically for online learners.
Graduates receive the same qualification as an on-campus student and gain future-proof skills that prepare you to excel in the job market.
Classes are delivered 100% online in six six-week teaching periods, allowing you to focus on one unit at a time. This means you can complete your graduate school assessments to suit your busy lifestyle.
“It would be fair to say that employers have a little more clarity than employees about the next major challenges (and opportunities) that loom on the horizon.
“In fact, in Monash’s (digital) MBA, we advise organizations to take a learning approach to their strategic management, leveraging their engaged employees’ understanding of what’s happening on the coal front and conveying their ideas across the organization to enhance competitive advantage.”,
The future belongs to those who are able to absorb unexpected disruptions, bounce back from unexpected setbacks, or simply adapt to persistent change, he says.
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