HOW DO YOU MEASURE UP?

Research suggests that in the 21st Century, which is defined by change and continuous evolution, individuals will need evolved skill sets allowing them to quickly learn new technologies; develop innovative techniques; and cross-function in work teams.   At the most basic level, individuals will be expected and required to do the following:

  • Do more work with fewer resources.

  • Work harder, faster, and smarter.

  • Learn and retain vast amounts of information.

  • Create sustainable value for the organization.

  • Troubleshoot, problem solve and lead others.

However, operating at more advanced or senior levels requires a new set of skills.  In fact, visionary companies across the globe are investing in individuals who can achieve the following in market conditions that are volatile, uncertain, complex, and ambiguous:

  • Anticipate and respond to the nature and pace of change.

  • Act decisively without having comfort, clarity, or certainty.

  • Navigate through complexity, chaos, and confusion.

  • Maintain effectiveness despite unpredictability.

Interestingly, a research study of 13,124 leaders and 1,528 HR professionals revealed that nearly two-thirds of respondents were concerned about their ability to meet the demands of the future, as outlined above.

HOW DO YOU MEASURE UP?

If you are not sure, it is time for a check up!