About LAS

LAS is an award-winning provider of elearning consultancy, design, development and training services in the UK and internationally. 

Established in 2005 as LearningAge Solutions, we work with some of the best known organisations in the world to boost their performance through the innovative use of learning technologies. Working in partnership with our customers, we draw on proven principles from human behaviour, how people learn and how the brain works to create impactful digital learning solutions with real return on investment.

Findings from our Future Skills Development session

Here are a few of the things we learnt in our Future Skills event. What was very clear was the response to the challenges of today and the opportunities of tomorrow is to develop the uniquely human skills and attributes that we need to succeed both individually and as a species.

The need for 'SKILLS!' may grab the headlines but arguably more important are personal attributes like resilience, flexibility and having the right mindset.

We asked participants five questions:

“What are your frustrations and pain points around skill development in your organisation currently?”

  • Don't know where to start, as it's hard to know what the future looks like
  • Inertia from management 
  • Lack of forward-thinking- too many immediate problems to solve to plan ahead
  • Complexity and siloed thinking. This isn't a simple problem with a clear solution
  • Lack of clarity over existing skills gaps

“What are the most needed skills within your organisation right now?”

“What do you think will be the most needed skills to help your organisation succeed in the next 3-5 years?”

“What allows or enhances curiosity?”

  • Recruiting curious people - this sets expectation from the beginning 
  • Certain teams are more likely to be full of people who are curious e.g. innovation teams
  • Allowing mistakes and learning from them encourages curiosity
  • Expose people to things that they are not usually exposed to - expand boundaries 
  • Culture (micro and macro)

“What allows or enhances resilience?”

  • Break resilience down into a number of skills and abilities that you can develop
  • There being trust (do we really understand what this looks like in organisations?)
  • A culture of psychological safety can help people to develop resilience
  • Encourage and support wellness (in deeds as well as words)
  • Coaching to help people reframe situations

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