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Yash TiwariParticipant@yashJuly 7, 2021 at 8:36 pm #33015
Developing countries will need to learn this lesson as well if they are to move forward. To some extent, most countries already have. Governments in the developing world are increasingly investing public funds in education and training – often focused on skills needed for the digital economy. But private-sector involvement is essential too. Skills are an intangible asset that you cannot see, but they drive increased value in your organization. To survive and thrive, the organization’s productivity and operational efficiency need to keep on getting better. These improvements come from the ever-evolving skill sets of people within the team.
But so far, most government and business efforts have been focused on how the needs of low-, medium- and high-skilled individuals can be met. How can it be achieved for women? For women to grow from being the minority in digital technology companies, they need better access to startup funding with greater participation in VC firms with the promise of significant returns. So women are no doubt the ultimate beneficiaries and have often been leaders in this new trend toward upskilling in the workplace. The first step is to listen to what women want. Based on that data, companies need to create formal or informal reskilling programs designed specifically for women. This will require a major commitment from senior leadership backing up the desire and resources to make it happen.
The problem, however, is that they are overwhelmingly in industries that aren’t great for women. And this fundamental imbalance is a core reason women are leaving. As we face the undeniable acceleration of workplace disruption, we know that there will be no simple solution. No one sees upskilling as a silver bullet. But if there is any hope of reducing workplace disruption’s unproductive tensions around gender, it will come from mounting a meaningful response to upskilling.
Studies show that upskilling is a great way for the individual to progress. Skill shortfalls in engineering and technology (the hardest skill areas to find) are already causing significant problems within organizations too. Risk-averse employers may be reluctant to invest in higher education if it is not immediately apparent how it can benefit their bottom line. Will learning make a big difference in the life of women? In the past 15 years, technology has changed dramatically. We have gone through an evolution of technological changes and devices – from PCs, smartphones to tablet devices and smart wearable devices.
Digital disruptions and extreme events have a tremendous potential to be the ultimate equalizer in the workplace. Yet, this will only happen when women seize the opportunity these events present. If reskilling can upskill large numbers of digital natives, then these women have a real chance to make dizzying gains. Because reskilling is key to doing just that. It’s not enough for a few stars or outliers to pull through; it needs to be an across-the-board initiative. Reskilling offers a longer-term, more sustainable solution to improve the economic value of your female employees. The cost to bring a female professional up to speed on new skills is small, but its impact can be huge.DISHA SAPKALEParticipant@42dishaJuly 14, 2021 at 7:57 pm #33110
Upskilling will definitely help in women development. Nowadays many companies sees the talent and skills of the person to hire employees for their company because having additional skills makes your work faster and easier. Upskilling like digital skills, analytic skills, organizational transformation skills by learning these skills will help women to have great job opportunities. Through Upskilling women will get to learn different things and it will help her in the development of her career. Women can be self-starters by learning upskilling through which she will feel confident and independent person to start their own business. Companies should provide upskilling training for women like digital skills and analytics skills to teach them about digital world. Upskilling will develop women career by getting different job opportunities. Upskilling is something that will sharpen women skills to be confident at workplace. Requirements are changing day by day for that women need to learn upskilling to fulfill the requirements to get an opportunity. Their should be online training or course of upskilling for women, so that due to having virtual sessions, they will not miss out any session. Upskilling will help women to be an attractive job applications for companies and upskilling will also improves your experience. Women learning Upskilling will also close the gender skills gap. Their should be organizations for women to give training of upskilling, through which it will help in women development.PALAK KASHIVParticipant@palakJuly 14, 2021 at 9:37 pm #33113
Upskilling will help the women in many ways constantly upgrading and changing with time is very important because you achieve different levels you are not stuck in one place. It makes you independent and confident about things. It will help women to take out from comfort zone, some of the women who are in leading the world because they upskill time to time, don’t complain that I am unable to learn or it very difficult to learn that specific skill it is will seem difficult for some period once you keep doing it will automatically be an easy thing for you. One can upskills them by doing short-term courses or join any class, learn new languages, different self-help books. Women need to develop a growth mindset, it will change your game we always fear before doing something new but taking countable risks is important because that how you can achieve success, women always have the issue of not having enough time but we need to make time for ourselves. They are a lot of websites that provide free courses and even internships. If you are working in the company, try to upgrade your research about, how can I learn something that will help me for gaining promotion. By making women learn to use new tools we can solve the gender gap issue and also encourage them to start their own businesses it will also help built women entrepreneurs. Women can be influenced by other people who share their experiences with the people. At least women should give it a shot for upgrading new skills.
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