8 Jul 2019, 13:39 — 4 min read
Background: In his previous article Roshan Dsouza explored how clear goals can help team members achieve exceptional growth. In this article he opines that in order to stay one step ahead of the rapid technological evolution, it is important for individuals to really give free reign to their creativity and nurture it. This is the key to remaining relevant and valuable in a rapidly evolving business landscape.
It has been a worthy effort of Edward Deming and the followers of process efficiency, to improve the workplace and productivity of individuals.
Since the early 70's we have been in a constant understanding of process improvement and increase the productivity of individuals to help better the bottomline of the company. The process has been helped with technology growing by leaps and bounds.
In the time taken to make the process worthy, we have forgotten an important part of the equation; the need for people to be creative and innovative in the process of keeping productivity levels high. While we are removing this intrinsic people need from the equation and creating a new need of profit with a reduction in human intervention, there is a paradigm that is growing with each year of improvement.
The time is now, during this transition phase, to upgrade your skills. Learn of the changing trends in and out of your industry of operations, improve your social reach to the customers and reinvent the wheel by learning a new aspect of your trade that you have not done before.
The growth of the economy of a nation is based on the GDP growth rate, the GDP is based on the earning of the businesses and individuals in the country. When the individuals are restricted for opportunity and companies are not able to make profits, there is a slowdown in the economy and there on a drop of earnings. We as the business leaders are not looking at this.
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With the estimated population rising from the 7.5 billion to the expected number of 9 billion by 2050, we are heading towards a situation of unemployment for the many. New business trends are creating a void for the majority to find a suitable need to earn and thereby pay taxes for the economy to grow.
The difference in the human need will be as was realised in the Industrial Revolution when the need of the horse was replaced with the steam engine and thereafter automobiles. The need for people was drastically reduced for a certain period of time and in that transition, those who did not choose to upgrade their skills or improve on their existing skills were the ones who lost the race.
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The time is now, during this transition phase, to upgrade your skills. Learn of the changing trends in and out of your industry of operations, improve your social reach to the customers and reinvent the wheel by learning a new aspect of your trade that you have not done before. Basically, get yourself out of your comfort zone and make the inevitable possible.
To help you with this process, our team at JARdens Capability Developers, will help you and your team to see the horizon and prepare for the inevitable to the best possible options that are available. Get in touch with us today to start the transition in the next 2–3 years so that you are ahead of the race and not struggling to make ends meet.
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