R S Maan, Managing Director and Global Chief Revenue Officer, Codleo

RS Maan, Managing Director & Global CRO of Codleo, has been introducing the power of CRM- Salesforce to the corporates in India and North-Eastern USA since 2010. Presently, he heads Codleo with his impressive leadership and business skills that drive sales & improves ROI. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from Indraprastha University followed by a Business Marketing Diploma from IIM, Calcutta. He is an occasional reader and prefers reading only KhaledHosseini’s novels. In his free time, he spends his time by playing with his dog, Leo. He finds solace in counseling people around him and hence is always on a quest to build communication and connections.

 

The unforeseen outbreak of the COVID-19 has dramatically disarrayed workforce across the world. The changed pattern of working and shift in the model of executing tasks are a few of the major changes we have witnessed during the pandemic. In order to survive the challenging circumstances, it becomes highly significant to grasp the art of learning new skills and reskilling ourselves to cope with the changing & demanding times. 

Equipping employees with new skill sets not only provides them self-growth but helps them become an expert in managing unpredictable challenges in the future as well. 

Why is re-skilling important? 

The ever-changing structure of the corporate world is an indication of cultivating a mindset of adapting to the ongoing and upcoming challenges. Polishing professional skills and developing skill based initiatives will help candidates & professionals manage future disruptions in a better way, and will also help reduce the severe impact of the present pandemic. 

Organizations have realized that their employees can possess various traits suitable for a job role other than he/she is already serving in. Hence, firms are now training their workforce for a different job role that will be apt as per their skillset and experience. This is usually done so that they can retain the good quality talent, acknowledge that he/she is an asset to the company and that their present job role has no further scope of growth. 

From the organizational perspective, reskilling helps organizations to retain the performing employees, boost job satisfaction, maintain their competitive position in the market and optimally utilize the full potential of their existing workforce. 

Owing to the ever-changing dynamics of the corporate landscape, there’s a dire need to upgrade the knowledge bank and sharpen the skills. This is where reskilling steps in as a viable solution which not only helps organizations retain their talent but helps the employees to enhance their personality, acquire new skills and retain their jobs.  It helps facilitate the agility and growth of the present workforce to cater to the changing industry demands. 

Helps in staying ahead of curves 

Reskilling is the most demanding and latest workplace trend. Now and then companies adopt new technologies and business strategies, ensuring that candidates fit best to their needs. Learning new skills and engaging in something that not only pushes one’s limits but pours in a lot more opportunity for self-growth has become critical to cope up with the organizational transformations as well as the external changes.  

With the technology and unseen circumstances stepping in, employees would need to learn new things, welcome opportunities, push limits to perform better with time, to be able to adapt to the remote working scenario. These are the arenas where the companies are focusing on.  

Considering the remote nature of workplace communication, performance enhancement is a significant tool for reskilling during difficult times. One such practical life example is the current global pandemic scenario. Business owners desire to stay a step ahead when it comes to increasing productivity, creativity and company growth and reskilling stands as the most revolutionary answer to all such unpredictable times. 

Promotes essential and scalable segment of future solutions 

Taking the present circumstances and future into consideration, all the companies and organizations would make reskilling an essential part of corporate priorities. During crisis, meeting expectations of the changing job profiles, roles of various key positions, and demands of companies become difficult. To overcome the challenges, one needs to adapt new skill sets and hence reskilling enters into the scenario. 

The onset of COVID -19 introduced people to many such skills which count now and will matter in the future as well. A few of them are the criticality of continuous learning, the significance of e-commerce, the importance of digitization, and changing consumer behavior during unprecedented times. Acquiring these skills is essential in order to fetch future business profits and sail through the turbulent times. 

The outbreak of COVID-19 has accelerated the need for training for professional development and few educational programs by the company and organizations. These types of training will equip employees with the skills they would need to adapt to the newly introduced working environment. 

Worldwide, companies are badly affected and have taken blows caused by the pandemic. Consequently, many employees lost their jobs, and companies were forced to do the salary cuts. To avoid such consequences in the future, companies and enterprises need to revise overall strategies and pay attention to reskilling programs for their hired hands to retain their place in the organisation in a different job role. 

Reskilling plays a pivotal role in enhancing the chances of the employee’s career growth along with ensuring long-term association with the company.  Job planning needs are changing more swiftly than ever and to chase this change successfully, reskilling would be a crucial tool. 

Summing up! 

Bridging the gap between demands and skills would attract innumerable benefits in the future. Organizations and companies can magnify employees’ loyalty and satisfaction levels by strengthening their existing skill sets. To all those questions related to the incalculable circumstances; reskilling is the only relevant acknowledgment. It was considered a perk before, but with the changing times, it has evolved as a necessity that accelerates the employees as well as company’s growth & development, and will continue to do so in the coming times as well.

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