#CJP Insights : It is what you learn after you know it all that counts


This statement is also the title of a book by John Wooden, an American basketball player and coach

Isn’t there an inherent irony in this statement?

The reality is you can’t learn anything if you already know it all that counts

There are phases in life where you feel you have reached the pinnacle of success – commanding a lot of power in your company, back-to-back promotions

Many of such people may have a know-it-all already mentality, seemingly close-minded to new ideas. Obviously, this is not the most favourable attitude when it comes to learning anything.

So, then how does the HR re-invent and re-skills itself to cater to a wide diaspora of workplace – from industry veterans serving as retainers in the company to youngsters – the millennials who want so much from the work front

With Covid-19, the workplace narrative is now an altered one – you have Work from Home from Home and Work from Anywhere, Work in-Premise, etc. Are some separate skills needed to grow them and grow with them.

How conversant are you with Advancements in emerging technologies, from Robotic Process Automation (RPA) and chatbots, to more sophisticated technologies like Artificial Intelligence (AI) and machine learning.

If you invest in the mind-set shift, embrace ‘continuous learning’ and have an interest in “knowledge discovery”, it will go a long way in fostering the organizational health and vitality. Not only will it help you to offer employees a winning proposition, but it also prepare your company for tomorrow’s challenges and opportunities.

What do you think?