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“The Pressure of Having to Learn New Technologies on the Fly, in Front of Other People... That’s Just a Whole Other Layer of Stress”

Silo Busting 7: Reskilling in the Next Normal with Sandra Loughlin and Jitin Agarwal

August 21, 2020
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In our remote present, people—a group that includes you—have been left to their own devices. This means we all need to develop a capacity for learning. Fast. Today’s guests have a deep understanding of why we should reskill ourselves in the next normal. Sandra Loughlin, our Head of Learning Practice, and Jit Agarwal, VP of Enterprise Products, give Silo Busting Producer, Ken Gordon, 762.5 earfuls of what it takes for contemporary workers to experience and harness facilitative anxiety. The pair talk about many relevant topics, including the shift in mindset rerquired by this moment. Loughlin says the explosion of remote work has led to the rise of “a different mindset of management. Instead of thinking about seat time or being visible, their focus is shifting to outcomes.” In this environment, she says, employees must think about agility and resilience. Agarwal adds that they should think about their particular jobs, companies, and industries and figure out how can stay ahead of the curve by developing a “bleeding-edge skillset.” They also talk about mentoring in the age of “figure it out” or FIO and discuss common online training tools and the importance of feedback. This learning is as easy as listening, so unclog your ears and get smart.

Host: Alison Kotin
Engineer: Kyp Pilalas
Producer: Ken Gordon

Silo Busting 7: Reskilling in the Next Normal with Sandra Loughlin and Jitin Agarwal
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