AI Shows What People Can Do, Not What They Can’t
One of the many predictions for the coming decade is that new technologies will replace certain functions and give employees more time to do what AI can’t. Things like client relations and service development could occupy the time of employees that no longer need to focus on repetitive tasks. Preparing yourself or your employees to learn things other than new technologies will play a key factor in how to adapt in our workforce for years to come. Skills such as problem solving, culture development, and continuous improvement are at the top of the list for employees to be successful in unpredictable tasks.
No matter what industry or position you’re in, problem solving skills are just as important as all your other job responsibilities. When you develop your problem-solving skills, you’re learning how to adapt to different situations, which is crucial in today’s workforce. It is also important for adjusting to any environment. Although problems arise in many ways, knowing how you and employers can help you further develop this skill can change how you do your job. Employers can help you by allowing you time to home in on your problem-solving skills. CareerBuilder recommends activities like practicing brainstorming, exploring a “what if” mentality, writing down different ideas, and following industry trends on the latest software and strategies for common issues to help develop your skills.
By developing your problem-solving skills you’re also engaging in continuous improvement. In today’s day and age, continuous improvement is more important than ever. Staying relevant, preparing for the unexpected, changing perspectives, and sparking new ideas are all benefits of continuous improvement. As an employer, giving your employees different opportunities to expand their knowledge in their fields will help make them adaptable to the changes of this year.
Culture development is also important for employers to integrate into their everyday routine to help foster the development of their employees. Setting quantitative goals is one way to help guide employees into changing times. By facilitating goals, employees will become aware of what they need to target for the year. In addition to establishing goals, creating ongoing check-ins will help employees know where they are excelling and where improvement is needed. Many employers are now throwing away the term “Annual Review Process” and exchanging it with the term “Continuous Performance Management”. According to Clear Review, continuous performance management is great for real-time feedback while facilitating a comfortable environment and a positive relationship between the manager and employee.
In addition to focusing on new technologies, developing these skills can be a great way to bridge the gap of what you’ve already learned and what you’re currently learning. Your skills can help you adapt to new surroundings and technologies that will begin to surface throughout the course of your career.