Re: Training and liquid workforce
"Not to be mistaken for a workforce that can be liquidated, a liquid workforce is one that can adapt to change and incorporate new skills. "By making training a core competency, organizations can actively develop the skills that will set them apart from competitors," the report said.
@tzubar - I couldn't agree more. Culture is everything in Organizational Development. Part of that culture is people's understanding of how work actually gets done - how truly productive work happens. Most companies employees spend a good chunk of their time reacting and responding to things - tasks and email for instance.
Very little importance is placed on planning and being proactive - otherwise, we wouldn't need an 8 hour workday to accomplish what could typically be done in 4. How many people do you know that plan out their day ahead of time? Sure, people schedule meetings and appointments in advance, but I'm talking about planning their workday in detail. (e.g. From 10-11 I will answer emails. From 11-1 I will write my report. etc). At any rate, my point is, when you spend all of your time reacting, you leave no time for any kind of "training" - formal or informal and no time to move the company ahead because you're fielding everything in the moment.