7 Tactics to Upskill Your Workforce

  1. Learning and Development
  2. Job Rotation
  3. Job Enlargement
  4. Job Enrichment
  5. Peer Coaching
  6. Peer Mentoring
  7. Hire External Experts/Specialists

Learning and Development (L&D)

L&D programs are a common approach to Upskilling and foundational to becoming a true Learning Organization. These programs are dependent on a number of factors. One of the key factors is L&D Strategy, which can be developed based on a number of models. Depending on the model chosen, L&D Strategy development will generally go through the following 4 phases:

  • Training Needs Analysis
  • Learning objective stipulation
  • Training material and approach design
  • Monitoring and Evaluation

Job Rotation

Job Rotation is another first-rate technique to Upskill. New skills, knowledge, and competencies can be learnt by moving employees between jobs. Employees learn skills, knowledge, competencies of a specific job other than their own.

Job Enlargement

Job Enlargement comprises of adding more activities within the same level to a current role. It expands the ambit of a job by spreading the breadth of duties and responsibilities usually within the same level.

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Mark Bridges

Mark Bridges

I blog about various management frameworks, from Strategic Planning to Digital Transformation to Change Management. https://flevy.com