Workforce Development News – Sept. 30, 2019

By on September 30, 2019
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Don’t Let Metrics Undermine Your Business

“Every day, across almost every organization, strategy is being hijacked by numbers. It turns out that the tendency to mentally replace strategy with metrics—called surrogation—is quite pervasive. And it can destroy company value.”
https://hbr.org/2019/09/dont-let-metrics-undermine-your-business

Why Even New Grads Need to Reskill for the Future

“Having a degree doesn’t mean you’re done learning.”
https://hbr.org/2019/09/why-even-new-grads-need-to-reskill-for-the-future

The Work of the Future: Shaping Technology and Institutions

“Today’s challenge, and likely tomorrow’s, is not too few jobs. Instead, it is the quality and accessibility of the jobs that will exist and the career trajectories they will offered to workers, particularly to those with less education.”
https://workofthefuture.mit.edu/sites/default/files/2019-09/WorkoftheFuture_Report_Shaping_Technology_and_Institutions.pdf

Why Americans Don’t Fully Trust Many Who Hold Positions of Power and Responsibility

“Members of Congress and technology leaders are rated lower in empathy, transparency and ethics; public gives higher scores to military leaders, public school principals and police officers.”
https://www.people-press.org/2019/09/19/why-americans-dont-fully-trust-many-who-hold-positions-of-power-and-responsibility/

Liberal Arts Degree? No Degree At All? You Are The Perfect Candidate for A Tech Job

“For the past two years as many as 1 million tech jobs remain unfilled.”
https://www.cnbc.com/2019/09/26/tech-jobs-now-a-fit-for-a-liberal-arts-degree-or-no-degree-at-all.html

Construction Costs, Not Another Housing Bubble, Are Driving House Prices Higher

“House price gains have outpaced growth in incomes and inflation since 2012.”
https://www.stlouisfed.org/publications/housing-market-perspectives/2019/construction-driving-house-prices-higher

How to Combat The Six Biggest Gripes About Change

“These are the most common employee reactions to change—and key ways to keep them on board.”
https://www.fastcompany.com/90404525/how-to-combat-the-six-biggest-gripes-about-change

What to Do When You’re Losing Your Audience During a Presentation

“Four tips for when the phones come out.”
https://hbr.org/2019/09/what-to-do-when-youre-losing-your-audience-during-a-presentation

The man who complains about the way the ball bounces is likely to be the one who dropped it.” – Lou Holtz

About Richard Schumacher

Richard Schumacher is the technology manager for the Workforce Solutions Group of St. Louis Community College. He connects, designs, and applies technology to meet business user needs with eLearning, training, web content, instructional design, IT system, and performance improvement solutions. Richard is a Microsoft Certified Trainer (MCT) and has held Microsoft Certifications since 1993. Learn more about Richard by following him: LinkedIn - Twitter - Google+ - Articles - Email

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