The corporate world is presently undergoing sweeping, unprecedented changes. The consequences of these changes for human capital are yet to be fully appreciated.
Sustainable competitive advantages are increasingly difficult to attain due to accelerating changes in technology, an explosion in access to information as a result of the internet and competition from developing countries. From one year to the next, companies find themselves reinventing their economic model while their entire strategy is called into question.
In this context, the organisational model inherited from the Model-T Ford is a thing of the past. Today, it's a question of:
- focussing on clients rather than products,
- empowering operational personnel rather than management,
- innovating continuously rather than in bursts,
- working as a network rather than as independent individuals,
- and making sure that the vision is shared rather than imposed in order to get everyone working together.
In short, the challenge is to make the transition from worshiping the leader to a new leadership culture.
Adapting to this new set of circumstances is an enormous challenge for human resources departments, as it is for the employees concerned. Ensuring that teams possess the skills that are essential to the future of the organization; retaining talented individuals and improving their skills; piquing their taste for change and learning; and staying at the forefront of new businesses and new markets... all these challenges require policies designed to acquire and optimise reactive, individual, international skills.
With current or even declining resources, a revolution like this is possible only by making intensive use of new learning technologies.
Whatever form they take, only new learning technologies can lead to the creation of a distance learning solution tailored to each person: programs which become a part of their daily life, available whenever they need them and at the heart of their activity, and which contribute to their long-term professional development.
Just like the computer, which has found its way into every household and onto every desk, we at CrossKnowledge believe that the best training and education will one day be available to everyone thanks to distance learning solutions, at all times, to help people and organizations fully realize their potential.