Today’s entrepreneurial culture is undergoing a transformation. Jobs are being displaced while new positions are being created in this era of technological innovation. It’s paradoxical, but it’s true. Indeed. According to the 2018 Future of Jobs Report, the technology revolution will displace 75 million jobs while producing new ways of working and approximately 133 million new jobs.

In such a dynamic economy, the key to survival is simple to adapt.

For every business, this creates a crucial need to constantly upskill and reskill their workforce.

We interviewed Kelly Palmer, the CLO of Degreed, on how companies can encourage people to become agile learners who are continually learning and, in the process, always upskilling and reskilling themselves, in the most recent edition of our podcast, The Digital Adoption Show.

Kelly has had a stellar career in learning and development, serving in senior leadership roles at organizations like Sun Microsystems, Yahoo!, and Linkedin, as well as most recently as the CLO of Degreed.

She’s on a quest to alter the way people study around the world. She’s a workplace futurist, a world-renowned speaker, innovator, and practitioner, as well as the co-author of The Expertise Economy.

Key Takeaways

Among the first corporations to invest in upskilling their workers were AT&T and Boeing. Unilever and Tim Mundan, their London-based CLO, are also investing in microlearning. The company is educating staff on what they will need to be successful in the future.

Kelly believes learning has the power to change lives and transform the world. We’re all on a journey together in this quest to help the world learn, she says. She adds that we’re trying to help each other on this journey to move from these older antiquated models of learning.

So, if you think you also believe in the power of being workforce futuristic, check out the episode here.