Why Managers Need To Embrace Thrive Skills?*
*Essential set of cognitive, social and behavioral skills to enable learners to continuously succeed, at every stage of their career…
September 13, 2022 | 2 mins read
*Essential set of cognitive, social and behavioral skills to enable learners to continuously succeed, at every stage of their career
According to a McKinsey Global Survey on Future Workforce Needs, nearly nine in ten executives and managers say their organizations either face skill gaps already or expect gaps to develop within the next five years. This means that there’s a high probability that not everyone on your team has the skills they need to thrive in their respective roles.
Even if you’ve recognized the skill gaps, how do you determine what skills your team really needs? As managers, the onus of ensuring your team is upskilled and that there’s a culture of learning within your team, lies on you. Here’s why.
Change how your team perceives Thrive Skills
Given the lack of importance Thrive Skills are given in formal education, employees don’t think that these are crucial for their career progression. While there’s a growing demand and awareness for these skills, a mental block against them still exists.
As managers, you have the power to alter perceptions and change mindsets of your team. When managers decide to embrace Thrive Skills, the team will follow suit. The team will notice your commitment towards embracing these skills and they will value them a lot more.
Learning these skills is an ongoing process
Developing Thrive Skills and truly embracing them is going to take consistent time and effort. It needs to be a part of your leadership style and life. Your team should be able to come and discuss their upskilling requirements with you and you should reciprocate by frequent conversations on the importance of these foundational skills.
Make Thrive Skills a rewarding experience
A healthy sense of competition will go a long way to ensure your team members embrace Thrive Skills in their day-to-day functioning. Rewarding or acknowledging team members who show a demonstrated improvement in these skills will encourage others to put in more effort. As managers, you need to align a sense of purpose between Thrive Skills and your team members’ everyday work.
Ensure your teams communicate, collaborate, think, solve and lead
Want to know more about the importance of Thrive Skills, the ones that matter for your teams and strategies to implement these skills into your learning programs? Contact us now and get answers to all your queries.