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Will you be relevant in the world that is changing?

 Very few people will challenge you if you say that the world seems to be changing faster and faster. How are you prepared for it?

Change is inevitable. Growth is optional. - John C. Maxwell

If you look at hard data over the last 20 years, you will find an exponential curve. This same pattern is true for all sorts of hard data. Driven mostly by technological progress and global integration, the speed of everything is going faster and faster, and this is now demanding that we run organisations in a different way. What will happen when the world will fully jump into Artificial Intelligence and work automation?  

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More than 50%…

of current work activities are technically automatable by adopting current technologies 

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6 of 10 current…

 occupations have more than 30% of activities that are technically automatable with existing technologies 

30% of the current workforce…

 is going to be displaced by 2030 when automation is adopted 

More than 300 million…

 workers will have to change their occupational category by 2030

Organisations have the chance to grow and progress in this changing time. And yet the number of public or private firms who are fundamentally trying to develop themselves in new ways, not incrementally different ways, is very very small

And increasingly, it’s really that dangerous.  

Think of Kodak…The company filed for bankruptcy protection in 2012, exited legacy businesses and sold off its patents before re-emerging as a sharply smaller company in 2013. Once one of the most powerful companies in the world, today, the company has a market capitalisation of less than $1 billion.

Why did this happen?  

An easy explanation is myopia

Kodak was so blinded by its success that it completely missed the rise of digital technologies.  

So how is your company dealing with digital transformation, artificial intelligence and embracing change? How are you ensuring that you and your employees stay ahead of the curve? How are you building competitive advantage over your competitors? 

The answer is simple. If we want to stay relevant in the digital age, we have to make a shift to continuous learning in the workplace.  

Digitalisation and automation are fundamentally transforming the way we work. This will have a profound effect on the tasks we perform and the skills that are required. Skills acquired in our initial education will become obsolete more rapidly as technological breakthroughs speed up.  

Skills such as problem-solving and communication, curiosity, adaptability and emotional agility are becoming more important. These qualities ensure greater resilience and success in the face of a changing work and social environment.  

They also provide a fertile environment for lifelong learning.  

Businesses should take three steps to shift to continuous learning:  

Identify future capabilities and skills

Use predictive and prescriptive analytics to identify current and future capabilities and skills and communicate these to give your employees clarity and guidance on what the future of their jobs looks like.

Stimulate learning behaviour

Offer customised trainings and digital learning tools, incorporate regular feedback and job and task rotation in your performance management cycle and stimulate knowledge spillovers between your employees.

Connect your purpose to lifelong learning

Be clear about your purpose and values and the way your employees can gain experience and knowledge.

Most importantly, as leaders, we will have to develop the awareness that staying relevant is important and develop the right mindset to act on this. We need to ask ourselves how we can keep doing relevant things that are also bringing our company forward.  

There are many factors which contribute to the success of an organisation, and leadership is, without a doubt, one of the most fundamental reasons for this success.  

BPD’s Development in Coaching Skills and Emotional Intelligence workshops will assist corporations, CEO’s, Executives and Business Owners who are serious about developing sustainable, profitable teams led by highly efficient future-proofed leaders ready to face the digital era and stay relevant (and profitable) in it.  

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What do clients say?

The Guardian Group was extremely pleased to have engaged your team from BPD Associates Limited. Through leadership, guidance and direction our teams were not only able to establish a common vision for the group, but work through company strategies. One success story for Guardian Life of the Caribbean was the Tea Party Initiative which was developed to strengthen the relationships between our Sales and Administrative teams. This initiative was instrumental in Guardian’s achievement of its $300m annual sales target and the resultant cohesiveness remains evident between these groups. Your team was not only professional, proficient and highly effective, they also delivered what I consider an exceptional service. I would not hesitate to recommend BPD Associates Limited."
Ravi Tewari
CEO, Guardian Group

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BPD’s Development in Coaching Skills and Emotional Intelligence workshops will assist corporations, CEO’s, Executives and Business Owners who are serious about developing sustainable, profitable teams led by highly efficient future-proofed leaders who are ready to face the digital era and stay relevant (and profitable) in it. Provide us with your phone number and you will be contacted by the BPD team to set up an introductory meeting to know more about BPD’s corporate services.

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