Learning new skills is not enough to stay ahead. We are now encouraged to unlearn old ones.
PWFO – learning and unlearning!
For centuries education has taken millions and possibly billions to a better life. Society has continued to educate, form and train new entrants into businesses and the job markets based on what succeeded in the past.
The acceleration of digital transformation means that the goal posts continue to be moved and the problem is that we do not even know what the medium to long term future holds for any of us.
But the reality is that those who have been successful throughout history had figured out that to succeed they needed to continuously learn new ways, unlearn old habits, use technology wherever there were benefits to be gained. They did not wait for management gurus to tell them this……………………they just knew.
In fact, Darwin was spot on when he wrote "It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent. It is the one that is the most adaptable to change."