Tech Skills: MIT Sloan
Technology Skills: MIT Sloan - Mundo EjecutivoManagementMIT590 By Viridiana VegaJanuary 6, 2022January 6, 2022
Organizations must identify and implement the basic skills their employees will need in the future
The advent of technology has prompted radical changes in the skills businesses need. Thus, with the fourth industrial revolution and the convergence of new digital, biological and physical technologies, work is being modified and how it is carried out today.
According to the article "Four innovative skills that the workforce will need" published by the MIT Sloan Management Review Mexico, the present challenge is to hire and develop the next generation of workers that use artificial intelligence, robotics, quantum computing, 3D printing, virtual reality, among others, for the development of its functions.
One problem, however, is that people are under- or over-qualified to fill the positions advertised by companies, which slows the adoption of new technologies.
Because of the above, the text suggests that organizations should identify and implement the basic skills that their employees will need in the future, such as business challenges or the use of digital technologies.
In this sense, he recommends promoting four business-oriented competencies:
Today's talent must aspire to understand everything about their businesses and therefore key connections such as the links between physical machines and digital systems, between each step of the supply chain. values, present and future business models of the company.
It is the only way in which companies will be able to evolve from the sale of products and services to the entry of results.
Innovation teams will need to be more entrepreneurial to succeed, through becoming boundary pushers both in terms of the products they develop and the processes they use.
Thus, the goal of research and development is to push technical limits, so teams must learn to redefine organizational boundaries to keep pace with technological change.
Employees must have a great ability to think about business models, as well as to design and implement systems.
Thanks to the Internet of Things and other technologies, companies' value capture strategies can be shaped by marketing, sales, and business development functions, as well as research groups.
Machines, supervised by intelligent humans, can make design decisions, but although their programming is logical, they lack empathy.
In that sense, doing the right thing will become more difficult as digital systems become more complex, so they must examine the machine's choices through an ethical lens and subject them to evaluation.Tags:EmployeesCompaniesTechnological SkillsGrupo Mundo Ejecutivo 2021 / All Rights Reserved