Higher education institutions have been facing financial challenges for decades and continue to experience uncertainty about the future.
How are you approaching these pivotal organizational moments?
One way to explore these questions together is to take a moment and imagine you are facing a personal challenge–something that you did not want to have happened, and now you are dealing with the reality. Can you picture it? Now, here is a question: How are you approaching this personal challenge? Would you first want to assess and understand what is needed for you to succeed and what kind of help you may need? Would you want to acquire the necessary skills to take actions so you overcome the challenge and perhaps come out of it even stronger?
When you face a challenge, success depends on your planning, skills, and ability to perform.
When your organization faces a challenge, success depends on the employees’ skills and ability to perform. Your workforce–employees, people–will ultimately make and execute plans. Are they sufficiently skilled to create the change that leads to results you are aiming to achieve?
Is professional readiness of your employees on your list of priorities?
First, consider that “79 percent of CEOs worldwide are concerned that a lack of essential skills in their workforce is threatening the future growth of their organization.” Is the situation in higher education different? Workforce skills are continuously emerging and institutions “face increased pressure to take an active role in the upskilling and reskilling of individuals.” Learning is more important today than ever.
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