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August 4, 2020

Emergence of new skills in post COVID-19

The extraordinary impact of COVID-19 has undoubtedly changed the state of the job market, bringing almost the entire global economy to a standstill. That’s what leaders of many companies around the globe are finding as they respond to the COVID-19 crisis. There are many challenges organizations and employees are facing as mainly the employees are de-motivated, and not being resilient towards the current situation.

Our workplaces are likely to change, and with it, the skills companies will require. Employees can pick up the skills necessary for success in a rapidly changing workforce. The coronavirus pandemic has made this question more urgent. Workers across industries must figure out how they can adapt to rapidly changing conditions, and companies have to learn how to match those workers to new roles and activities. It’s about how leaders can reskill and upskill the workforce to deliver new business models in the post-pandemic era. To meet this challenge, companies should craft a skill management strategy that develops employees’ skills in the areas of; adaptive leadership, creativity & innovation, negotiation, complex problem solving, Judgement & decision making, and cognitive flexibility.

Every company seeks to possess employees’ above-mentioned skills in order to drive a reputed business to ensure survival during post  COVID-19 period. Can every come up with a skill management strategy?

 

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