Technology is fantastic, making advances with earth-shattering speed that help us achieve more, connect with each other and do things that a mere decade ago we wouldn’t have believed possible. Technology doesn’t exist in a vacuum, though.
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Reverse mentoring democratizes learning; it takes the right to contribute and advise from the hands of the few and offers it to the many. The traditional approach to learning and development is top-down; reverse mentoring is bottom-up.
Technology is transforming the marketplace in bold and amazing ways. About every business in the developed world is using automation to some degree to free up resources, improve processes and reduce costs.
When it comes to work-ready skills, no one — not employers, not universities and not employees — is satisfied.
The growing skills gap is a problem that affects everyone. The good news is that there are actions employers can take now to begin moving the needle, including investing in modern learning programs to forge stronger skills.
If it is apparent that there is a skills gap within the company, business leaders and managers are responsible for examining whether it is due to the work environment, employee behavior or leadership and then taking the correct measures to close it.
When is a skills gap not a skills gap? Probably more often than you think. Other factors might be at play that impact the efficacy of the skill. If you jump immediately to “skills gap,” you may miss underlying issues that continue to hamper your...