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Future-proof your firm with a skills inventory

Julie Cockburn

Surprisingly few leaders have a comprehensive idea of the skills they can draw on within their teams, or a system to gather that information. But, according to Jeff Hesse, writing for Strategy+Business, this is crucial knowledge for an ever-changing, data and automation-driven business environment.

Even firms that do assess the skills base they have are unlikely to usefully employ those facts, says Hesse.

As co-leader of a “Workforce of the Future” study at PwC, he researches and imagines what workplace skills are likely to be needed in 2030. Response from business leaders to a recent survey for the study revealed that over 50% are currently looking at how man and machines will co-create.

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Source Article: Why Companies Need To Build A Skills Inventory
Author(s): Jeff Hesse
Publisher: Strategy+Business