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Reaching The Summit - Professional Development Market Trend

 

 

As statistical evidence of global labor shortages mounts, so too does the evidence of increasing skill gaps within the current workforce.

A 2006 survey of more than 240 global learning executives revealed that only 40 % believe that their companies are addressing their skill and capacity needs.

U.S. businesses must become problem solvers and work to intensify efforts to invest in supporting a well-trained and highly skilled workforce that is second to none.

The study points out that there are growing skill gaps in non-technical areas, such as leadership, management and communications, which are equally important to innovate, collaborate and compete.

The information suggests some steps for companies to take in assessing and addressing potential skill gaps:

  • Understand the organization’s key strategies and performance metrics.

  • Identify competencies that map to these strategies and performance metrics.

  • Assess the potential skills gap.

  • Set goals and prioritize the path to filling the gap.

  • Implement learning solutions.

  • Measure results and communicate the impact.

 

The demands on your leaders continue to increase. The bar is going up … what are your plans to deal with these challenges?

Cognition Network's service is directed at proactively equipping leadership teams for the challenges they face by challenging each other to keep raising the bar, increasing the level of trust and transparency, encouraging fresh perspectives, breakthrough ideas and innovative solutions, demonstrating a bias for strategic change, reawakening creativity, developing a shared sense of urgency, enhancing the team’s level of cohesion and collaboration along with creating a forum for validating decisions.

Your leadership team will show demonstrable progress in their leadership and professional development.

Members create and execute development plans that support organizational objectives and address their needs for soft, technical & business skills utilizing a library of development planning and execution resources.

Cognition Network’s delivery model overcomes the weaknesses of traditional approaches creating accountability to the executive sponsor, other workgroup members and to the members themselves. Accelerated leadership development takes place through use of advanced problem solving and issue management methods.

How is your professional development plan working for you?

Cognition Network would like to provide you with an opportunity to further your development. The featured book summary for this market trend article is The New American Workplace by James O’Toole and Edward E. Lawler III

 

 
   

Cognition Network provides high performance facilitation of Professional & Leadership Development through accountability workgroups