Re-aligning training strategies to respond to digitisation. Automation and digitisation, suggest new principles for organising the emerging workplace. The landscape is shifting in areas such as career tracks within organisational hierarchies and notions about full-time jobs within companies. As the new workplace takes shape in the years to come, businesses will need to wrestle with the content of existing jobs, prepare for greater agility in the workplace, and learn to identify the early signals of change. How work will evolve in the second machine age is a complex and unsettled question, but old practices are already starting to fall. Companies need [...]
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The expectations of today’s learner have changed, and corporations must keep pace with those expectations to keep employees happy and attract new talent. But that’s not the only thing driving change in the corporate training landscape. Employers have finally recognised that an organisation with a strong learning culture, one that is aligned with business strategies and goals, will outperform its competition. Technological Advancements With the rapid pace of technological development, most employees have realised that they will need to become lifelong learners to remain competitive in today’s workplace. With the continuous emergence of new technologies and new business practices, the [...]
Virtual teams are growing in popularity since many companies continue to grow and expand in different areas. But sometimes learning to manage a team that we can’t physically see every day can be difficult. When we learn how to manage our local teams, as well as our virtual teams, we can form a group that works together to increase productivity and provides a new perspective on any project. Setting Up Your Virtual Team One of the key challenges in managing a virtual team is creating one in the first place. The manager must find employees that can work [...]
For some people, working from home can seem like a dream opportunity. But they may not realise that this kind of position comes with a great amount of responsibility and challenges. Since these employees are not working in a centralised office, they may have the advantage of having flexible schedules and shorter or no commute, they can have disadvantages when it comes to receiving feedback and being able to communicate with teammates. It is important be able to stay motivated in your ‘home office’ while still feeling connected to the rest of the team. Core Skills [...]
COVID 19 is the biggest challenge that mankind has faced since the Plague. The Plague was the most fatal pandemic recorded in human history, resulting in the deaths of up to 75–200 million people in Eurasia and North Africa, peaking in Europe from 1347 to 1351. It took 200 years for Europe's population to recover to its previous level. Could we be going down a similar path with COVID19? We cannot afford to have a prolonged lockdown to avoid social contact. We need to go back to work in order to survive. As people go back to work, what measures can organisations take [...]
According to Statistics South Africa , South Africa has more than 5 million unemployed people of working age. About 50% of all college and university graduates have never held a job, ever since graduating. How can we change a problem of this magnitude? Paradoxically, there is a global trend towards a digital economy. There is a convergence of cutting edge technology across all sectors of the economy towards using advanced technology to create new products, services, business processes and even value chains across industries. AWS [Amazon Web Services] has created a 500 billion dollar infrastructure spanning several [...]