If people and businesses are to stay relevant, they must prepare for the radical future of work

To thrive in today’s innovation-driven economy, workers need a different mix of skills to what they did in the past. In addition to foundation skills like literacy and numeracy, they need competencies like collaboration, creativity and problem-solving, and qualities like persistence, curiosity and initiative [World Economic Forum].

Learning agility is at the core of where we believe in. We believe that agility is needed more than ever before if we are to stay fit for the challenges life presents to us. Technology is changing how we do things, and the future of work is changing as new careers are created, industries are born, and old job roles become obsolete. And things are only going to speed up. Our jobs and our lives will transform and evolve at an ever-increasing pace. We need to adapt, to be creative and resourceful so we can take the initiative in a wolrd of complex problems, global collaboration, mixed media communication, mass information processing, and much more.

We believe that the answer is lifelong learning as the new norm, as change is the new constant. Lifelong learning enables sustainable growth in a world full of ongoing hypes and obsessions. Only people who are well-educated, well-trained and well-developed remain agile, flexible, adaptive and relevant.

People must stay relevant, and organizations must keep investing in their people’s learning and development. All of which means that people and organizations must choose to embrace the radical future of life and work; the alternative is fast becoming redundant. To manage this lifelong process we must learn how to architect lifelong learning along with work, family life, and leisure time as we move toward a constantly unfolding and uncertain future.

Focusing on the 21st-century skills helps to educate, retrain and reskill people. The 21st-century skills are divided into:

  • Life skills: flexibility, leadership, productivity, initiative and social skills;
  • Literacy skills: information, media and technology skills;
  • Learning skills: creativity, critical thinking, collaboration and communication skills.

We offer our solutions on all skills, together with our global partners.