Skills are changing, and as digital transformation proceeds, the war for talent is raging. To win it, skills transformation will be key. Indeed, it is no longer enough to recruit talent with this or that skill. What counts is the agility, adaptability and commitment of employees. It is therefore essential to give them the opportunity to evolve their jobs, to regain added value. An article from IT Pro Portal explains that employees must have access to digital, flexible and continuous training. In this way, your company becomes a learning company, you prepare your employees for the jobs of tomorrow, and you encourage innovation in your company!
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Why digital transformation is a transformation of skills
The digital transformation is raising the stakes around robotics and artificial intelligence, which are turning our jobs upside down. Indeed, robotics will take over a number of tasks that can be automated. Employees therefore need to be reassured of their added value in the company. The transformation of skills enables this reassurance. But it must be flexible: it is less a question of taking employees towards new, specific skills than of making them more agile, more learners. According to a report published by Dell, 85% of the jobs that will exist in 2030 have not yet been invented. So we don't know exactly where we are going!
The transformation of skills will not happen by itself. It is up to leaders to prepare the ground for greater agility. The keys to preparing the ground? Continuous training,peer-to-peer learning, but also the implementation of feedback tools andcollaborative innovation. Because if they learn continuously and from each other, if they give feedback and propose ideas, employees will find their added value in the company.
Skills transformation: culture and technology
To achieve skills transformation, it is essential to put in place the right tools, i.e. those that will encourage a change in culture. Each employee must have access to modern, intuitive and well-designed learning tools. The training content offered must also be personalised, as each employee has different needs and learning styles. Finally, your tool must managecollective intelligence. Because relevant learning in the age of digital transformation is both top-down and peer-to-peer.
Beware: to transform a culture, modern and collaborative learning is necessary, but not sufficient. It is necessary to give meaning to the learning culture. And the meaning of the learning company is innovation. All employees need to be aware that continuous learning is put in place to enable the evolution of skills and the release of ideas.
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