The working world is in a permanent state of change. A myriad of disruptors impact business today: hybrid work, workplace automation, technology and tools, multiple generations together, IOT, big data, analytics, mobile/multi-device ways of working, to name just a few. The result is a skills half-life of maybe five years.
The result is a looming capability crisis. A Korn Ferry report found that by 2030, more than 85 million jobs globally could go unfilled because there won’t be enough skilled people to take them. Left unchecked, that skills shortage could result in about $8.5 trillion in missing revenue. McKinsey & Co. says to combat this impending disaster, organizations must build a culture that values capabilities: Critical thinking, for example, social or technology aptitude, or adaptability. Capability-building is what prepares employees to upskill and reskill, innovate, and perform to the future needs of the business.
In this on-demand The LX Signature Series webinar, The Coming Capability Crisis, Brandon Carson, Vice President of Learning and Leadership at Walmart and the author of L&D’s Playbook for the Digital Age, makes the case for why L&D needs to radically reinvent itself in order to meet the needs of the changing workforce — and how to become the visionary your organization requires.
In this webinar, he discusses:
- How organizations can become proactively modeled to align and prepare employee capabilities for the future needs of the business and the market
- The importance of contextual realization of knowledge – getting learners the information they need – on demand
- The need for evidence of worker capability in the form of performance data
- Why a learning strategy needs to be the business strategy, and vice versa
Brandon Carson is an innovative learning strategist with extensive experience in creating global workforce development strategies in environments as varied as startups, technology companies, retail, and transportation. He is a popular speaker, delivering a wide variety of engaging presentations and workshops at industry events. Brandon has been honored with several industry awards, including the ATD BEST Award, the Learning Guild People’s Choice Award, and three Brandon Hall Awards for Best Custom Learning Design.
He is the author of Learning In The Age of Immediacy: Five Factors For How We Connect, Communicate, and Get Work Done from ATD Press. He has also served on the board of the North American Simulation and Gaming Association (NASAGA) and the ATD TK conference committee. Brandon invites you to chat with him on Twitter (@brandonwcarson) and on LinkedIn (www.linkedin.com/in/brandoncarson), where he engages in frank, interactive discussions about corporate learning and business transformation.