Gartner likes to say that organizations ‘win in the turns’. By this they mean that enterprises that take advantage of ‘turns’ in the market can create greater success than those who do not. Luckily for all of us, this analogy can apply to the skills gap just as readily as it does to business strategy. Workers at every level can use ‘turns’ in the market advantageously, accelerating out of them by upskilling their capabilities and knowledge.
Skills Gap Remains a Leading Challenge
According to mrc’s Cup of Joe Blog, “Forrester, found that while 75% of businesses have a digital strategy, only 16% claim to have the skills to deliver it. Another study finds that a whopping 93% of businesses indicate they’re facing a skills shortage.” Clearly, growing your skills and knowledge can help you significantly accelerate out of the turn.