Archive for May 4, 2014

Competence development for future challenges


We never stop learning, but we need to develop and exercise our skills and drive to manage our challenges and seize the window of opportunity.

In an age of convenience, education still defines a potential and capability that needs to evolve considerably. Competence development without the insights to address future challenges leaves many organisations vulnerable to certain demise as international competition becomes as growing challenge.
Those with the insights to the foreseeable future need to contribute to upgrading the education system and organisations competence development to challenge ourselves for what is to come. The issue remains that most courses have become complacent with their own standards, promoting packages that just teach the basics. Without adequate feedback from sponsors or industries to raise these standards we face an uncertain future.
The old stereotypes can be dismissed as they no longer apply since each job or position will have added demands as the work force shrinks, regulations get tighter, and expectations are raised. A new culture is needed to accommodate the aging work force that can appreciate their attributes and skills. Each person might need to aspire to become a cross between a technical guru, innovative strategist, entrepreneur, international diplomat, trouble shooter, security conscious, and humanitarian extraordinaire to address any challenge.
Future challenges will require the following competence development:

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Building dynamic environments


Investing in your business transcends the obvious to capabilities for a better future.

Building dynamic environments is not as simple as pursuing increased capability, innovation and flexibility with the evolution of team building or government policies that encourage technological hubs like Silicon Valley or technology centres to enable university entrepreneurs or start-up companies.
Most businesses eventually face the realisation that they cannot keep up with market pressures, demanding customers or technologies rapid pace to understand that they need to evolve with their own dynamic environment. The insights and drive to develop these capabilities ensure that they stay in tune and proactively respond to the markets fluctuating demands.
The rest cling to the status quo with models that do not measure up, while those that do create, join or thrive in a dynamic environment may appreciate how to manage the associated challenges:

  • Hit the ground running by converting the current knowledge and technology for instant results.
  • Captivate the negative elements with a plan to convert the most resistant, i.e. Inclusion, incentives and inspired.
  • Baseline progress to raise standards in accountability, transparency and productivity.
  • Align goals, objectives, efforts and co-operation with broader visions, joint steering, task forces, and mutually supported strategies.</li
  • Realise new potential by facing the challenges head on to unravel the unknown. Encourage momentum in key directions whenever possible.
  • Optimise the growing capability, flexibility and innovation to turn risks into opportunities and discover new insights.
  • Drive innovation by pioneering new frontiers while enabling the organisation to evolve and new ventures to sprout wings.

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