Author: Michelle Morley, Head of Programmes
In today’s dynamic landscape, a multitude of organisations are recognising lifelong learning as an essential element in employee development, viewing it as a catalyst to ensure the organisation’s sustained competitiveness and relevance. However, beyond the corporate sphere, cultivating a new skill or augmenting one’s knowledge serves as a catalyst for enhancing one’s sense of self-worth and achieving personal fulfilment.
Given the escalating connectedness and interdependence of global cultures and economies, coupled with the swift evolution of technology, it is important for each one of us to stretch beyond our comfort zones and remain receptive to the myriad possibilities that surround us. The transient nature of job roles necessitates that we continually evolve, grow, and generate new knowledge to remain adaptable and well-positioned for what the future holds.
Learning serves as the bedrock for perpetual improvement, both at a personal and professional level. Contrary to common belief, the pursuit of knowledge is not confined to the walls of educational institutions. Learning can manifest in both formal and informal settings, making it accessible and integral to our daily lives, irrespective of employment status, age, or geographical location. The avenues for learning are diverse, ranging from interactions with those around us, travels to new places, and perusal of books and magazines, to the boundless resources available on the internet.
The pursuit of knowledge is not solely about skill acquisition; it is fundamentally intertwined with innovation. It is through relentless curiosity—engaging in dialogues, delving into uncharted territories, and assimilating knowledge from diverse sources—that we can come up with novel ideas and possibilities.