"What got you here won’t get you there.” When management thinker and writer Marshall Goldsmith wrote a book by this title, he put succinctly one of the biggest business challenges the world faces today.
Underscoring the importance of re-tooling, he said that the capabilities that got a professional so far will not be good enough for success in the future. Today, this is a maxim that holds good for every professional as new technologies disrupt the way we work, rendering many skills redundant and making new skills critical for success. Look around and I am sure you have heard/read about robotics, automation, artificial intelligence, digital and other trends changing jobs forever.
Therefore, up-skilling or re-skilling talent to align organizational capabilities to business requirements has become a top priority for people managers across industries. They need to identify the skills that employees currently possess, map those to the company’s business requiremen...
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