The traditional model of acquiring knowledge through courses, lectures and textbooks is gradually giving way to hands-on experiences, simulations, and real-world problem-solving.
In this week’s episode of the podcast, host Karen is joined by three fellow AWA associates in the US, Denmark and the UK, to discuss the evolving landscape of skill development and its impact on the modern workplace.
The group acknowledge the rapid advancements in technology, automation, and artificial intelligence, which allow training in hard and soft skills to be even more immersive and engaging. They discuss the changing nature of skills acquisition and development, as well as emerging trends and strategies to foster continuous learning and development in organisations.
Discussion highlights the transformative impact experiential learning, such as live business simulations, can have on skills development to navigate common workplace challenges. Sharing their own experiences of leading effective and highly popular business simulations, they explain how this approach allows individuals to apply their skills and knowledge in practical situations, fostering critical thinking, problem-solving, and decision-making abilities.
Listeners to the episode will gain a deeper understanding of the evolving skills landscape, strategies to foster a culture of effective and continuous learning, and the tools and approaches required to up-skill and re-skill employees to ensure their relevance and employability in the digital era.