Life’s like a learning curve
In today’s society technology is changing rapidly and so are the inner workings of the business environment. And we need to keep up or move out. Employers and employees needs to understand the demand for globalization and the knowledge society.
According to Professor Dhiru Soni, head of research at Regent Business School, “In the past, it was adequate for a person to acquire a degree in a cognate field- it would probably see the person through the rest of his/her professional career.” “Unlike in the past, when an average student went to university once in their lifetime, in the knowledge society, an ordinary person would have to go to university at least six times in their lifetimes. It demands we update our knowledge constantly.”
We need to constantly update our knowledge about our chosen field and expand or learn more about others. Employers and employees will need to be a lifelong learner who constantly adapts to the ever changing and evolving world and work environment. It is imperative to become lifelong learners to advance once career. By gaining more knowledge one can expands once world and stay competitive. Being competitive amongst fellow employees is also important, or by providing a company with a competitive advantage with your knowledge and competencies.
It is important for employers to invest in employees continues development and learning process or else employees won’t feel appreciated or cared for, which will in turn lead to employees leaving to find better and new opportunities. It benefits both the employers and employees if the employees are given opportunities to develop their abilities and knowledge, since this knowledge can be applied to the workplace almost immediately.
Because it is impossible to attend university 5 or 6 times in once lifetime, one would recommend short courses. Even thou short courses is considered formal education one does not need or require a previous education to attend these short courses. Short courses are assessable to more people. There are a wide variety of institutions that provide short courses and a vast amount of courses being offered. Important factors to consider when choosing an institution or course are the quality of the provider and the way the course is delivered. Cost and time frame will also play an important factor in the choses that need to be taken.
Some courses are too expensive and non-informant thus it is important to find the right course that provides you with value-for-your-money. It is important to remember short courses are no substitute for undergraduate degree or diploma but they will still need your time and commitment to complete.
It will take time and money to gain more knowledge but it is important to keep growing and adapting to the ever changing working environment. Thus life is a learning curve.