DEVELOPING HUMAN POTENTIAL

Introduction

Organizations are in constant flux. Industries are consolidating, new business models are emerging, new technologies are being developed, and consumer behaviours are evolving. For all of us the ever-increasing pace of change can be especially demanding. It forces us to understand and quickly respond to big shifts in the way companies operate and how work must get done.

Covid-19 has accelerated and brought forward the pace and magnitude of change. Its time to reconfigure what you know, what you do and how you behave in order to remain relevant and effective in the new world.

In the words of Arie de Geus, a business theorist,

The ability to learn faster than your competitors may be the only sustainable competitive advantage.

The claim that machines or robots will steal our jobs is a much feared and debated topic of discussion. The claims that they will make millions of jobs redundant may only be partially true, and we cannot predict the exact numbers of jobs that might be affected. In fact, it is also possible thattechnological changes underway will create more jobs in different sectors if history is any indication. The question we should be asking then becomes not whether technology will render you obsolete, but:

Will I rise to the challenge of learning what is required to stay relevant in the future world of work?

To stay relevant and effective in the future world of work one has to become what has been called “a lifelong learner”. When you become a lifelong learner and focus on continual learning of new, in-demand skills, you claim the power to face the future of work successfully. In today’s work climate, lifelong learning paves the way for current and future success.

There is a lot being said about the future of work, and what this means for the type of skills, attitudes, and behaviours we will require to succeed. With this future already upon us, it is important that we pick up our pace of change, and look to build capability that helps us to adapt, thrive and succeed within an ever changing world.

WHAT ARE FUTURE FIT SKILLS

A Google search on “future world of work” yields in excess of 3 million results. A search for “skills for future of work” yields approximately seven hundred thousand results. There is an avalanche of literature suggesting the “top skills for the future of work”. There is no “definitive” list of what these skills are, but a thorough literature review and after years of consultation and work with corporates as well as with local and international business schools and providers of management and executive education we believe the following to be the skills required to be future fit:

SKILLS DESCRIPTOR
CuriosityThe desire to know more about something or someone. The willingness to seek out and embrace the unknown.
Dealing with ParadoxThe ability to deal with seemingly opposing or contradictory perspectives - The ability to think "both/and" instead of "either/or".
Tolerance of AmbiquityThe degree to which an individual is comfortable with uncertainty, unpredictability, conflicting directions, and multiple demands.
Learning AgilityThe ability and willingness to learn from experience and use those lessons to perform effectively in new and different situations
Growth MindsetThe mindset that talents can be developed (through hard work, good strategies, and input from offers).
Design Thinking MindsetDesign Thinking - an ideology and a process, concerned with solving complex problems in a highly user-centric way.
SensemakingSensemaking, refers to how we structure the unknown so as to be able to act.
Creating Clarity: Visioning & MobilizingCreating clarity: (visioning and mobilizing is about defining shared values and engaging people in positive action.
AdaptabilityAdaptability is about having ready access to different ways of thinking, enabling leaders to shift and experiment as things change.
Cultural AdaptabilityAn individual's willingness and ability to adapt their manner of communicating, motivating, and managing, across cultures.
Virtual CollaborationCollaboration between dispersed team members is carried out via technology-mediated communication.
Change ResiliencyBeing able to adapt well and bounce back quickly in times of stress and constant change.
ResourcefulnessThe ability and creativity to cope with difficulties. It is about the ability to deal resourcefully with difficult problems.
Influence without AuthorityGetting others to willingly cooperate and engage, rather than following directives because of your positional authority.
ConnectednessThe ability to relate to others in a manner that builds them up, encourages, and brings out their highest potential.

WHAT IS THE FUTURE FIT INDEX

The Future Fit Index is a self-assessment that assesses the fifteen critical skills – future fit skills - needed to be effective now and in the future world of work. Our detailed report provides respondents with awareness of their level of readiness across these skills, as well as suggested developmental pathways for each of the skills assessed.

OUR MISSION

To help build individuals, teams, leaders and organisations who are future fit.

OUR VALUE PROPOSITION

We assess readiness of key future fit skills and provide a learning pathway for developing the required skills.

THE FEATURES AND BENEFITS

Receive a detailed report on your scores and what these mean in respect of each of the future fit skills assessed. The assessment reports on each skill at three levels: Low, Medium, or High.

Have practical suggestions, tools and techniques to develop the required skills.

Have a better understanding of how to use the insights you have gained to formulate learning strategies and behavior change to develop future fit skills.

Be more aware of your readiness in respect of the future fit skills. This will help you understand yourself and how you may be showing up in terms of the future fit skills.

AFTER COMPLETING THE FFI ASSESSMENT YOU WILL:

Receive a detailed report on your scores and what these mean in respect of each of the future fit skills assessed. The assessment reports on each skill at three levels: Low, Medium, or High.

Be more aware of your readiness in respect of the future fit skills. This will help you understand yourself and how you may be showing up in terms of the future fit skills.

Have a better understanding of how to use the insights you have gained to formulate learning strategies and behavior change to develop future fit skills.

Have practical suggestions, tools and techniques to develop the required skills.

HOW IT WORKS

01.

Register - complete the registration form with the basic information.

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Pay using our payment gateway.

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Complete the Assessment. This will take approximately 30 minutes. The assessment is made up of statements (largely behavioral) and you must decide if these apply to you and/or if you agree with the statement. Answer the questions honestly and don’t overthink your answers.

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Although you are able to 'save and continue later' during the assessment, please bare in mind that this may cause an increase in a biased report.

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Submit your completed assessment and a pdf report will be emailed to you. (see sample report of what to expect).

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The report is confidential and will be sent to you only (Privacy Policy).

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