Training Industry Magazine - Winter 2016 - (Page 21)

WHY YESTERDAY'S SKILLS AREN'T ENOUGH TO SURVIVE TODAY'S DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION By Jason C. Hathaway Organizations today are faced with a disruption that is nothing short of historic. Digital technologies have made their way into organizations and now impact every facet of organizational behavior, both externally and internally. And the digital transformation is just beginning: By 2018, 50 percent of all business process jobs will disappear, and digital jobs will increase by 500 percent. Yet despite the omnipresence of digital technologies in organizations today, statistics reveal that the people working in them are unprepared: о Nearly 40 percent of workers in the European Union lack some critical digital skills, and 14 percent have none whatsoever. о In the U.S., an estimated 60 million people are shut out of jobs because of a lack of digital skills, and nearly 20 percent of American adults do not use the Internet at home, work or school or by mobile device. о In the U.K., six million citizens have never used the Internet, and 9.5 million have inadequate digital skills. In light of these skills gaps, organizations have no choice but to rethink the way they develop their people and their talent in order to stay afloat in this tidal wave of change. PROGRESS GENERATES A SKILLS GAP The modern digital transformation can easily be compared to the Industrial Revolution. Like the innovations of that era, digital technologies have afforded organizations opportunities to boost performance and efficiency that even a few years ago would have been unthinkable. For example, geographically dispersed teams can now collaborate and innovate in real time, and organizations can analyze big data to identify which talent is at risk of leaving. Despite these opportunities, organizations T R A I N I N G I N DUSTR Y MA GAZ INE - WINTER20 1 6 I WWW.TRAININGINDU S T RY . C OM/ MAGAZ I NE 21 http://www.gartner.com/newsroom/id/2866617 https://ec.europa.eu/digital-agenda/en/news/scoreboard-2014-digital-inclusion-and-skills-eu-2014 http://www.nytimes.com/2013/08/19/technology/a-push-to-connect-millions-who-live-offline-to-the-internet.html?_r=0 http://www.bbc.com/news/education-31501917 http://www.trainingindustry.com/magazine

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Training Industry Magazine - Winter 2016

Training Industry Magazine - Winter 2016
Tracking Trends
Table of Contents
Personalizing the User Experience in a World of Blur
Extending Learning into the Workflow
Distinguishing Fad from Trend
Three Core Values Driving Today's Workforce
Train for the Brain: What 25 Years of Brain Science Can Teach Us About Workplace Learning
Why Yesterday's Skills Aren't Enough to Survive Today's Digital Transformation
Rise of the LearnBot
Key Trends for 2016: Focusing on the Science of Learning to Better Engage the Adult Learner
Using Technology to Amplify Leadership Development
Leaving a Learning Legacy: Developing Pervasive & Perpetual Learning
How to Turn Highly Technical Content into an Engaging Learner Experience
Video Bytes: Just-in Time Sales Training
UT Southwestern Medical Center: Connecting Learning Strategy and Individual Development to the Business Strategy
Ensuring Your Training Success on a Global Scale
Four Work Conversations New Managers Need to Master
Applying a Scientific Approach to Training
Three Ways to Gain Leadership Support for Your Learning Efforts
What the Digital Skills Gap is Secretly Costing Your Organization and Employees
Company News
What's Online
Training Talk

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