Last words

Taylor, Donald
May 2004
IT Training;May2004, p50
Trade Publication
The article author believes that the government talks a great deal about skills. Employers do, too. This should mean that, at last, employers and the state are working to a common goal. For employers, skills are specific—whatever helps their employees do their jobs. But, frustratingly, the two are often talking at cross-purposes. For the government and its agencies, "skills" usually refers to general cross-sector skills, or those described in National Occupational Standards. Employers are seldom concerned by one of the Government's major objectives—the transferability of skills.


Related Articles

  • The Impact of Inter-Firm Knowledge Sharing and Nature of Relationship on Satisfaction with LSP's Performance. Fazli, Safar; Astaneh, Matin Rashidi // Asian Journal of Research in Business Economics & Management;Jan2014, Vol. 4 Issue 1, p1 

    Many organizations have come to realize that their organizational knowledge is a dominant source of developing sustainable competitive advantage, particularly in this dynamic yet turbulent business environment. Inter-firm knowledge sharing has been recognized as an important area of study in...

  • The Learning Organization Meets the Long Tail (Part 2). Kilian, Dennis // Chief Learning Officer;Oct2007, Vol. 6 Issue 10, p22 

    The author reflects on the essential factors needed when the learning organization meets the long tails for enterprise that occur when the power to create and publish is widely held. He said that these factors involve the need for knowledge management professionals to adapt and enhance their...

  • Turn the Pressures of Technology into Potential. Hagel III, John // Harvard Business Review Digital Articles;10/8/2014, p2 

    The article discusses the pressures of digital technology and recommends some approaches for leaders and managers to turn these pressures into potential, which include shifting the focus from the technology to oneself, unlearning old practices, and exploring ways to drive growth through digital...

  • Leadership for a New Age. Salopek, Jennifer J. // T+D;Jun2006, Vol. 60 Issue 6, p22 

    The article discusses the role of organizational leaders in maintaining workforce diversity. Now-a-days, four distinct generations work simultaneously in an organization. It is crucial for managers and leaders to figure out each generation's characteristics and values; to adopt new strategies to...

  • Strategies for Tapping into Your Potential--Part 1. Tiffan, Bill // Physician Executive;May/Jun2009, Vol. 35 Issue 3, p63 

    The author discusses the strategies medical professionals in the U.S. need in harnessing their potentials in order to achieve goals. Being a mentor whose task is to enhance leadership skills and knowledge, he asserts that his role as a mentor is to augment the classroom learning with targeted...

  • EVENTS.  // IT Training;Jan2005, p82 

    Presents information about two days exhibition titled "Learning Technologies 2005," to be held at Olympia 2, London, Great Britain on 26 January and 27 January, 2005.

  • Organizacijų mokymosi tyrimas vadybinÄ—je praktikoje. Bakanaukienė, Irena; Balvočiūtė, Rasa; Balčiūonas, Sigitas // Management of Organizations: Systematic Research;2006, Issue 37, p37 

    This article gives an overview of the organizational learning ability research with the aim of finding the correlation between the subject discussed and the activities of organizations. The latter research revealed four statistically grounded organizational learning factors and their...

  • Don't bother putting leadership into people. Raelin, Joseph A. // Academy of Management Executive;Aug2004, Vol. 18 Issue 3, p131 

    The article presents a commentary on the leadership development approach adopted by U.S. corporations in 2004. The author notes that most leadership training being conducted in corporate off-sites is ill-advised. He explains that the intent of most of this training is to put leadership into...

  • LA ORGANIZACIÓN COMO SISTEMA COMPLEJO: IMPLICACIONES PARA LA CONCEPTUALIZACIÓN DEL LIDERAZGO. Torres, Francoise Contreras; Ramírez, David Barbosa; Ríos, Guido Angello Castro // Revista Criterio Libre;ene-jul2012, Issue 16, p193 

    The implications on leadership of shifting from a conventional vision, in which the Organization looks like a machine and the leader is in charge of promoting its stability and decide the path to take, to the recent advances, in which Organization is assumed as a complex system that through...


Read the Article


Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics