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Building a Connected Worker Strategy to Close Skills Gaps

Published Fri Jul 14 2023

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Most organizations have knowledge gaps, but smart organizations are looking to close those gaps by building cultures of connectivity. As businesses face rapid technological advancements and changing workforce dynamics, knowledge transfer and collaboration become critical for success. A connected worker strategy involves utilizing digital tools and platforms to connect employees, regardless of their physical location. These tools facilitate real-time communication, knowledge sharing, and collaboration among team members, improving efficiency and productivity. These tools can also help you tear down silos within the organization. Traditional hierarchical structures and departmental silos hinder knowledge flow. A connected worker strategy promotes cross-functional collaboration and breaks down barriers between teams and departments. By fostering collaboration and encouraging knowledge sharing, organizations can tap into the collective expertise of their workforce. It’s also important to facilitate knowledge transfer. With an aging workforce and potential knowledge gaps resulting from retirements or turnover, it’s crucial to have mechanisms to transfer knowledge effectively. A connected worker strategy enables capturing and sharing institutional knowledge through digital platforms, ensuring important insights and expertise are preserved and accessible to all. Perhaps most importantly, learning and development must be prioritized. A connected worker strategy can facilitate continuous learning and development by providing employees access to training resources, online courses, and mentorship opportunities. This empowers employees to acquire new skills and knowledge, contributing to their professional growth and the organization’s overall success.

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