“Sometimes people think they know you. They know a few facts about you, and they piece you together in a way that makes sense to them. And if you don’t know yourself very well, you might even believe that they are right. But the truth is, that isn’t you. That isn’t you at all. – Leila Sales”
The 4th Industrial Revolution is here changing business models in all industries, resulting in major disruptions to labour markets. New categories of jobs will emerge, partly or wholly displacing others resulting in a demand for new skill-sets in both old and new occupations to transform how and where people work.
So how do individuals and organisation’s ensure they remain relevant to thrive in the workplace of the future? Ensuring they have effective management teams in order to achieve business results & importantly having the right talent on board for management teams to grow?
Organisations will require robust, innovative end to end HR solutions that are technology driven comprising: job profiling and evaluation, job grading, behavioural assessments, 360 degree and cultural assessments, career guidance, leadership development including online finance training for non-finance managers.
The foundation for our emotional intelligence is formed in our childhood – this is where we are taught to communicate, manage conflict, express ourselves, trust, show affection and be vulnerable which is reinforced throughout our development years into adulthood.
Most people are unaware of the impact they are having on others let alone how they are allowing situations and others to influence them. They usually only realise this when a situation has spiralled out of control and emotions are running high.
We hear many people and organisation’s say that soft skills training is a warm and fuzzy exercise however in most cases this is a lack of knowledge or egos getting in the way of acknowledging the key role and benefits that these skills play in both individual and organisational growth.
There is enough research available to prove the benefits of increased emotional intelligence for both individuals and organisations. Personal development is essential for organisational transformation, if you want your employees to be engaged, creative and innovative in order to increase your bottom line.
Some key indicators to look out for are if an organisation has a high staff turnover in a department, then the management style or a particular individual is disrupting the team dynamics. If an organisation has a high staff turnover as a whole, then the corporate culture and leadership need to be assessed.
By using the PDA platform, we can help individuals understand themselves better by improving their self-awareness levels, emotional intelligence insights, communication and listening skills, relationship dynamics, emotional triggers and drivers, where conflict can arise, leadership and behaviour competencies to mention a few.
If you want to identify your future talent, ensure you have a development plan in place as well as supporting mechanisms such as coaching that is aligned to individual development areas and is available in a number of languages which works well for global teams too – then the PDA assessment platform is everything you need. The PDA Assessment can also be used for job matching, job profiling, competency matching, team dynamics, group effectiveness and employee well-being.
Our team looks forward to hearing from you, showcasing how PDA International’s Technology Driven Human Capital Solutions are equipped for The 4th Industrial Revolution and how we support individuals and organisation’s to remain relevant in the job landscape of the future!
“The rules of work are changing. We’re being judged by a new yardstick: not just how smart we are, or by our training and expertise, but also how well we handle ourselves and others.” – Daniel Goleman
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