For those that bring strengths as a lifelong learner today's pace of change and innovation can be exciting. For others that prefer more stability, the pace of change can feel overwhelming. Providing learning opportunities, both formal and informal, is an important way to not only keep your skills sharp but to hear about what's changing and how new approaches are evolving.
THis week have some dialogue about what skills you have as a team, or as individuals, and what skills people see being needed as you move forward. Consider what skills you want to add this quarter. How can you acquire them?
There are a wide variety of ways we can be adding skills on including: conferences, industry events, internal training, mentoring, job shadowing, peer learning circles, university courses, MOOCs (Massive Online Open Enrollment Courses - offered by many universities and colleagues through portals such as Coursera, EdX) or other online learning courses. I'll be making available some of our traditional training in a new online learning portal fo.r Team Leaders and Team Members in the next few months.
Questions to consider:
What skills do you want to add to your toolbox?
What experiences do you want to add?
How might you go about getting them?
Have a great Thursday,
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