The World Economic Forum sounded an alarm back in January 2020 by announcing: ‘The world is facing a reskilling emergency. We need to reskill more than 1 billion people by 2030.’ This highlights how we all need to focus on upskilling to make sure that nobody is left behind.
A learning transformation is required – one that focuses on the connection between continuous reskilling/upskilling, on the one hand, and actual work, on the other. The challenge for Learning & Development teams is to prepare for a super learning future, centred on skills and capabilities at the individual, team and organisation levels; powered by data; and integrating ‘learning in the flow of work’ across functions and organisations.
The journey towards a learning transformation involves a number of well-calculated steps. At the end of the journey is a ‘super’ workforce: resilient and adaptable to current and future disruptors.
The benefits of a strong learning culture to an organisation and individual:
- Greater efficiency
- Increased productivity
- Increased profitability
- Stronger employee and employer engagement
- A mindset of continuous improvement
- Leadership development
- Culture of curiosity
- Adaptability to change
We have a once in a generation opportunity to reimagine how we work. Workplaces need to create a new, more effective operating model that works for organisations and people navigating a world of increasing uncertainty. Organisations need to establish future needs and training and development requirements to future proof for a profitable and productive centre.
Many organisations are realising they will not be able to recruit for all the new skills they need. Looking internally and developing existing talent is often quicker and more financially prudent, as well as being good for morale and retention.
For over 30 years ATI-Mirage has upskilled and trained the workforces of Perth and WA. We are keen to work with you as you plan your workforce needs. Call us today on 08 9218 9059 and we can provide advice and support.
Or join our free event ATI-Mirage’s Hybrid Workplace of the Future Summit 2021 on 18th August, an inspirational and informative event that will equip you with important information and essential tools to help you understand and plan for the future for yourself, your team and your organisation. Click here for more information.
Blog written by Paula Rogers, ATI-Mirage Senior Associate.