BraveNew Speaks at The Global Talent Summit 2016

Global Talent Summit 2016

On January 13th, BraveNew participated in The Global Talent Summit 2016: The Future of Jobs & Education, part of the World in 2050 series, sponsored by The Diplomatic Courier at the Gallup Headquarters in Washington, D.C. BraveNew was a Thought Partner of the event. Representatives from the Fortune 500, global NGOs, the government and enterprises of all sizes spoke at and interacted with each other during the day long conference, which included panels on such topics as “The Global Skills Gap” and “Small Businesses and Job Creation.”

The primary takeaway for me was that the education portion of an individual’s life no longer exists exclusively from the age of 5 to 18 (or whenever the last degree is attained) and the full-time work portion from age 18 or 22 to retirement. Instead learning will be life long and the acquisition of skills for individuals will start well before the granting of degrees.

In addition, three themes ran through these panels, which should be of interest to those involved in the interface of the workforce and education.

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The APS Knowledge Inventory: A Wise Investment

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Knowledge is one of the most critical assets in an enterprise. It exists from the highest level to the most granular. It encompasses such questions as “How do I excel at my position?” to “How do I use Dropbox?” Yet companies often do not identify the location of relevant knowledge throughout the organization and facilitate it being shared to the proper individuals.

Back in 1999, David Gurteen, a knowledge management consultant, defined knowledge in the organization as “know-how” and “know-why.” He cited the example of a cake. Its molecular constituents are data; its ingredients are information; its recipe is knowledge. You can know the molecular constituents and the ingredients but without the recipe you can’t make it.

So how does the organization gather all of this know-how? How do they identify, capture, evaluate, retrieve and share all that they need? How do they create a knowledge-sharing community in their organization?

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Closing the Potential Gap - Facilitating Meritocracy Through Knowledge Sharing

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Human capital is the worlds most wasted resource.  At BraveNewTalent we are on a mission to help our clients create more of a meritocracy around their human capital by enabling them to facilitate more effective knowledge sharing.  In this blog I wanted to explore the connection between Meritocracy and knowledge sharing.

Most of the world’s knowledge remains locked inside silos.  Knowledge is not effectively shared and this creates dire consequences for companies, communities and society at large.  I often like to say the majority of solutions to our toughest challenges already exist; they are just not evenly distributed.  If we could improve how people share knowledge both inside and outside of the walls of organizations and governments I believe we will have made a huge step towards realizing more peoples potential.  In doing so we will create more of a meritocracy in the labor market.

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Top Seven Gaps in Education and Learning that Need to be Addressed over the Next Decade

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Wherever there is change, there is opportunity. This applies also to education and learning. We are going through the largest changes in the way the world learns since this invention of the printing press.

I was Topic Champion for Employment and Skills at the ‘Summer Davos’ World Economic Forum gathering in China last year. I participated in a session called ‘Better, Faster, Smarter’ where we discussed the implications of the change as well as the gaps that need to be addressed.   As Topic Champion I tried to highlight the collective wisdom of the group and noted the following top gaps.

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