Lynda Gratton

MIT Sloan Management Review: An Emerging Landscape of Skills for All

‘An Emerging Landscape of Skills for All’, MIT Sloan Management Review by Lynda Gratton.

7th April 2021

A year on from the start of the pandemic, many of us are pausing to reflect on the effect it has had on our lives and our work, and in particular, on the disruption and displacement of work across a number of industries. Job erosion and job evolution have both been accelerated by the pandemic, with many workers finding that existing jobs have changed dramatically in line with the ‘new normal’.

In a recent survey, 94% of business leaders said they expect their employees to keep up with this change by picking up new skills on the job (compared with 65% in 2018). But is on the job training enough to solve what some are calling a global jobs crisis? Prof. Lynda Gratton explores what a more considered approach might look like in her new article for MIT Sloan Management Review.