Continuous Learning- Polishing Human Skills Is As Crucial As Technological Innovations

The 21st century organizations must be innovative, adaptive and ever-growing in order to withstand the ruthless competition in the global marketplace. With the focus on gaining the possible attributes of a ‘market warrior, market survivor and market leader’, organizations must constantly seek better opportunities through constructive skills. The unbeatable combination of state-of-the-art skills and in-depth knowledge could be found in the progressive batch of workforce. But, the alarming question is, “How does an organization get this kind of workforce to begin with? Or better yet, “How does one have a workforce that keeps evolving with the volatile market?”.

Enough has already been expressed about human skills being replaced by machines at work. A recent study by Forrester says that 10% of US jobs will be automated this year, so the reality is that even if we choose to believe it or not – machines are already learning faster than individuals are. Individuals need to rethink the impact they create at workplaces and adapt themselves to this ever-evolving world; not just individuals, but organizations also need to relook its processes and the sustainability of its strategy. 

There is no shade of doubt that technology and machines have transformed the world. Hassle free public routines, promising quality of education, accessible scope of communication and safety while travelling are just a few examples of technological benefits. But no matter what, the presence of robotics in the commercial world will never match or overpower the depth and after effect of human warmth even at the millionth attempt! This is the reason why employees must be given the scope and opportunity for Continuous Learning to take their soft skills to the next level. 

There are multiple benefits of Continuous Learning and as a manager you must not miss out knowing about them. 

For the organization

Workforce stays updated with the environmental whereabouts:

The more an employee will know about the current market scenario the better and lucrative decisions s/he will make. This will eventually uplift the revenue graph of the organization. 

Cost effective:

Investing in the search for a new employee, then developing his/her skills calls in expenses. It is economical to retain and train the existing employees for the ultimate benefit to the organization. 

Helps in gaining employees’ trust:

When an organization invests in an employee, it ensures the employee that s/he is valued. With the support shown to the employees by nominating them for Continuous Learning workshops, organizations basically show genuine concern for the employees’ career development. This cuts down the employee attrition rate significantly. 

For the employee

Polishes performance:

New skill development helps an employee to perform better in the workspace. It also helps an employee to create better self image. 

Develops career and growth scope:

New skills help an employee to generate fresh and creative ideas. This takes the employee’s corporate identity and reputation to higher levels. 

Calls in for incentives and promotions:

Obtaining new knowledge and watering new skills multiplies the chances for an employee to get a promotion or financial incentives. This is because the employee gains the potential to perform creatively yet logically and vice versa. 

Updates an employee’s licenses or certificates:

In order to climb the ladder of competitive business knowledge, it is crucial for an employee to bag in licenses and certificates of skills that are in market demand.

There are several organizations and institutes which are aware of the impact of human contact over robotics intelligence. One of them is FIIB. It is a 25 year old premium institute with an MBA accreditation. It provides specialization in fields that are looked forward to by world leaders for global welfare. Thus, FIIB has come up with several Executive Development Programs to provide soft skills with new and progressive versions. The institute has recently conducted a successful workshop on Design Thinking on 23rd and 24th of January 2020. Design Thinking helps an individual to look at everyday problems through a fresh perspective. That perspective helps in creative, time & budget friendly problem solving. Let us see what the participants have to say about the Design Thinking Bootcamp. 

Design Thinking Bootcamp improved the way we look at a problem. Most of the issues we identified during our bootcamp were within the teams and the organization. It taught us that If internal problems could be resolved, we will be better prepared for delivering better customer experience.” 

Mr. Rahul Soni | Design Thinking Bootcamp

“The pace of the workshop is exactly the way we wanted – fast enough to cover the crucial skills that young managers need to enhance, and structured enough to understand the concepts and practice them well.”  

Mr. Dipesh Jain | Capacity Building for Young Managers

“The workshop was very informative and the methodology immersive. This workshop helped us upgrade our knowledge and align with the market requirements”

Surbhi Kohli | Business Financials Foundation

On a closing note….

Robotics will take a command and will deliver the desired results as well. But, to become successful in this cut throat competition, presence of mind, critical thinking, effective communication and creative approach towards puzzling situations are required. A human brain is way more adaptive and flexible compared to robotics. Thus, the importance of human emotions will ever have an edge over machine excellency.