Today, we are in an extremely volatile business environment. Changes buffet us from all sides. Whole bodies of thinking are being questioned, debunked and discarded. From a shortage of information, we are now facing storms of information. Past trends of employment, industry, career movement are no longer guides to the feature. So, professionals can no longer count on their earlier education and experience as being sufficient for future growth.
At the same time, there are opportunities for learning that have not existed before. The cost of learning has drastically come down. There are opportunities to learn from the best in the world, wherever the learner may be. The quality of learning material has also been significantly improved.
So how should the working professional and the new entrant to the workforce prepare themselves for a lifetime of learning?
We will attempt to explore this over a few blogs.
Let us delve further into the causes driving business changes.
Some underlying aspects that drive the need for learning:
- Competition is global not local for goods, services and talent
- Advancements in technology and automation
- Pressures on infrastructure and the environment
- Changing nature of relationships between the company and the employee
- The growth of the gig-economy
Conclusion: In this blog, we have articulated some of the forces driving the changes in the business environment. In subsequent blogs, we will examine the impact on learners and how they could prepare themselves to exploit the opportunities that are available.