Growth is painful. Change is painful. But in the end, nothing is as painful as staying stuck somewhere you do not belong.
– Mandy Hale

With the current pandemic hitting our world, the effect of the economic downturn will be felt for a long time. The advent of new technology, telecommunication and innovative production processes are also slowly showing organizations how to re-engineer business processes and reduce staff cost. This is a threat to employees with minimal skills but a great opportunity for those who are multi-skilled.

The ability to learn with a view to updating or acquiring new skills is the passport to employability. Knowledge is power. Information is liberating. Education is the premise of progress, in every society, in every family. Without knowledge, action is useless and knowledge without action is futile. Knowledge is like money; to be of value, it must circulate, and in circulating it can increase in quantity and hopefully in value. Individuals must learn new skills that can facilitate their re-deployment in an organization. He who stops learning, starts dying. Investing in your own growth and self -development isn’t selfish, it’s self- care. Therefore it is good to live as if one wants to die tomorrow and learn as if one wants to live forever. Strength and growth come only through continuous effort and struggle. He who opens the school gate, closes prison.
It is also important for the future workforce to ensure that people across all levels are equipped with necessary skills and knowledge. Because the skill you don’t acquire gets you expired and when you don’t study, you look stupid. Organizations have social responsibilities for assisting their employees acquire new skills that will make them versatile.
Life is a growth. If we stop growing technically and spiritually, we are as good as dead. The growth and development of people is the highest calling of a leader. We should understand that whatever makes us uncomfortable is our biggest opportunity for growth.
All the flowers of all the tomorrows are in the seeds of today
– Indian Proverb

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