Throughout history we’ve constantly adapted and evolved, but how exactly have we evolved our learning strategies in light of the the ever-changing technologies we persistently encounter? Learning and developing as people is not only essential to our wellbeing and success, but is something innate, which we’ve striven for since for as long as we’ve existed.
Learning, however, isn’t a solo individual thing, it develops and is underpinned by our ability to create tools which enable us to share and communicate our knowledge in order to grow collectively as a business. From hieroglyphics, to Greek epics such as the Iliad, history dictates that we’ve dedicated numerous hours and took great lengths to pass on our intuitions, in the aim to better and nurture society as a collective.
As business leaders and trailblazers, we hold a plethora of vital knowledge, and our intellectual prowess should not be coveted. We have a corporate social responsibility to ensure that our employees receive the training and learning solutions that, unfortunately we sometimes don’t have the time to run single handedly. We’re here to build up the next generation of leaders, pass on the torch so to speak, and we’d do well to ensure that the future millennials that we hire have more that a BA hons in business, but the progress in the soft skills we desire for leadership and fast-paced project management.
Soft skills are becoming increasingly decisive in the recruitment process, with 77% of employees stating that ‘personality skills are just as important as hard skills.’ 16% of employers consider them more important than hard skills. So whilst it is vital for us to pass on our hard expertise, perhaps we need to start focussing on how to share our soft skills?
It’s a bone of contention in the business industry, whether or not we can actually teach soft skills, or if they are an intrinsic part of someone’s makeup, a.k.a, they’ve either got it or they haven’t. However, I am in favour of attempting to implement situations which these soft skills can be developed naturally and progressively, over time and in a variety of real life situations, not a simulacrum of them. GP Strategies learning services are an exemplar of this method and provide learning strategies that a practical and wholly transferable to the business environment.
They are taking huge steps to bridge the gap between the way we view and teach hard and soft skills, and are leaders in learning solutions which cover a wide range of skill sets. From human capital management to organization and leadership development, GP strategies offer an investment for both your business and your future prodigies without leaving you rushed off your feet.
As technologies advance, so too should the way we engage with our millennials, and finding ways to make learning fully engaging and shareable are a priority. With the advancement of VR and gamification, learning need not be drab, but it need be implemented.