729-Upskill For Job Security

Episode: 729

Episode Title: Upskill For Job Security


Upskilling is important—so what areas should we focus on? Let’s talk about the skills that artificial intelligence can’t replicate, next on The Perna Syndicate.


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This is The Perna Syndicate—welcome! All week we’ve been talking about the critical need for upskilling programs in the workplace. Learning is no longer something you achieve but rather, an approach to life that never ends. So if upskilling is so vital, how can organizations and individuals determine what skills to focus on?


As with most things in life, there is no ‘one-size-fits all’ approach. The key is to identify where new technical, cultural, and behavioral norms are emerging, what new skills will be needed to meet them, and how you can map those abilities back to how they will uniquely impact a particular industry. 


Of course, there are some key markers we can use to guide our L&D efforts. According to one survey, skill areas like artificial intelligence, leadership, and business analytics were ranked as the highest upskilling needs among teams and organizations. 


It’s clear: the most important skills to focus on are the ones that AI can’t do—the traits, intuition, and deeper thinking that make us uniquely human. These are the things that will allow individual contributors, as well as companies, to confidently navigate a fast-changing landscape. 


An organization that can upskill its workforce in these areas will build a bright future—and a team with a stronger sense of job security and success. 


Tomorrow: Why is upskilling a perfect fit for the up-and-coming Gen Z workforce? Let’s dive into that topic on the next episode of The Perna Syndicate. Stay tuned and we’ll see you then! 

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