Every human being has a natural line of survival instincts deep within which always is awakened in his/ her hour of need.
Any extremity, and one knows to safeguard himself naturally, or at the least fight back and try to survive out of the situation. The business world is no different; there is most definitely a strong requirement for instincts of survival. Especially when you face the cut throat and often talented competition in order to survive. Much zeal, enthusiasm and skill is required of you as a business person or owner to overpower challenges you confront.
It is almost always the scenario that the competition is a step ahead in innovation, or has a better team or has stronger market presence. If someone is identified as a competitor, it obviously means that they are a threat in one way or the other. So survival instincts, especially in a world designed to impede your every move, are of prime importance. To this, skills development is the answer.
Business skills development
Skills development is one way to ensure the constant growth of self and business. There are a lot of naturally skilled people. Many qualities in people who can or have achieved success are something that they harbour naturally. Being a people’s person, a sound orator, analytical abilities, creativity, innovation or the ability to think out of the box, all of these in most instances are God gifted. But no quality can be fully functional until one knows how to channel it the right way. Having a skill set and knowing how to use it are two different things. The art of recognising the talent and to hone it is what counts.
Once you have identified your own talents and honed these skills, it is essential to foster the same within others you employ.
Most of the qualities like, communication, presentation, convincing abilities, marketing, and so on are qualities which needs a lot of sharpening before exposed to the business world. Being the best is the need of the day, so it is important therefor to invest in skill development for all the business partners, so that they may be on par when confronted by the competition. Once a business is established or even while it’s in the process of finding its roots, it makes good sense to employ and associate with skilled business partners.
In fact, skills development is one of the booming aspects in the business world. There are many skilled professionals who have taken up training and development to the next level. Experiential learning, outbound training, using workspace as well as personal space to reinforce development, all of these innovative ways of skill development, have been in use for quite some time.
Also, the need for the skill development is being recognised as a mandatory aspect to consider by all the big players of the world of business. Spending time and money on training a team and business partners is now considered more of an investment and less as an expenditure. Especially when it comes to keeping your business alive.
Author: Gesture Chidhanguro