Over the last couple of years, digital transformation has been a frequent topic in my conversations with CIOs. These CIOs have told me repeatedly a culture that promotes a willingness to learn and relearn is essential for success. So how does lifelong learning enable businesses in the digital era?
While we run just to stay in place, we are in fact slowly moving backwards; we are becoming obsolete even as we do our best to keep up
But it need not be. Let’s try a different approach. How can we remain relevant by becoming a lifelong learner and mastering the art of it?
gives 5 steps to do that:
- Rekindle curiosity
- Use the workplace as a playground
- View your work as a series of performances
- Deliberate practice
- Reflect and evolve
Read about those: https://www.livemint.com/opinion/columns/opinion-a-five-step-guide-to-master-the-art-of-lifelong-learning-11582815602580.html
A Tibetan proverb says, “A child without education is like a bird without wings.” There’s the obvious interpretation—an uneducated child can not function to its fullest potential. But it’s worth noting the proverb selects a bird, as opposed to some other object or living thing, to deliver its message. Birds, as symbols, represent freedom, peace, and the human spirit. So, the proverb is about more than living to one’s full potential. It’s about living itself. A child without education is not free.
The United Nation’s fourth sustainable development goal — to ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promotes lifelong learning opportunities to all — is not merely important, but vital. To celebrate their commitment, let’s check out some of humanity’s most impressive accomplishments in education over the years.
Are you confident there will be a role for you—one that engages you and uses your strengths—in your chosen profession 10 years from now? How comfortable are you with your rate and type of upskilling?
The Education and Learning for the Modern World: CBI/Pearson 2019 Education and Skills Surveyreport offers predictions on employment in 2030. CBI and Pearson Education suggest that, despite rampant talk and fears of humans being replaced by robots in their jobs, only one in five employees are in jobs that are anticipated to shrink in the next 10 years. Ten percent of workers are in jobs that may expand. However, that means that for 70 percent of employees, there is more ambiguity about the future of work and what it will mean for them.