99 Things You Need to Know Now
for a new era of work
While there are plenty of high quality online training resources, employees also need to engage in informal learning and mentoring opportunities that happen through casual conversations and serendipitous interactions in the office. According to Future of Work Strategist Heather E. McGowan, “Long gone are the days when you could “dine out” on the education you got in the early part of your life. With the twin forces of technology and globalization meeting the mega trend of expansive human longevity, our thesis is now reality. In the past we learned one time in order to work; now, we must work in order to learn continuously.”
A recent survey by the Community of European Management Schools and International Companies alumni (mostly young professionals working in global organizations) reported working from home was harming their opportunities to learn from each other and more experienced colleagues. They said the inability to easily consult with more experienced colleagues for advice or observe how others deal with situations, prevented them from developing their own skills.
Future of Work Strategist
pension. It’s how you create
future value every day.”
56% of employees and 68% of business
decision makers say there are not enough
growth opportunities in their company to
make them want to stay long term.
55% say the best way to develop their
skills is to change companies.*
and structured learning experiences:
need a learning
employees need to be continuously
sharing and learning from each
other. By bringing people together
in collaborative and creative ways,
the workplace can help people
build strong networks and enable
a learning mindset.
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