The Whirled World of Work Demands More --and Better--Skills.
Business leaders worldwide are seeing--and feeling--the impact of the skills gap. It shows up everywhere, in just about everyone--managers, specialists, teams, and new hires.
Managers will do less directing and delegating; they'll demonstrate more coaching and challenging.
Employees' Skills must be Solid; Processes must be Simple; Everyone dealing with Change must be Speedy.
Demand is growing for 'T-Shaped people' with technical expertise and strong business skills.
Deliberate development of skills will become more essential than classroom learning and certifications.
Innovation, collaboration, and disruption will require employees to be more adaptive to change.
Leaders have to better define business objectives, then link them to metrics that employees can control with their skills.
Teams will move faster, more often, performing with speed and agility.
Learning will have to be faster, application of skills faster, talent selection and job assignment faster.
Leaders won't be traditionally assigned; teams will require them to quickly step up to essential roles.
Inclusion will become much more than just an HR metric.
Mobile Continuous Classrooms will give all employees "J-cubed"--just in time, just enough, just for me.
Individuals will invest in skills capital and reputation capital that they can offer to any employer.
Employees at all levels will Own the Business, Own the Projects, Own the Results.