How many skills do you have?

November 29, 2022 · Skills, Skills Management

Written by: Mattias Loxi

By mapping your experience, capability and driving force you can determine your skills. In total, our users have added 1 100 000 skills, with an average of 29 per citizen. How many Skills have you and your colleagues?

Because skill is a fresh good, you always need to know your collected skills. As we have written in earlier articles, studies reveal that the value of our present skills will halve in just a few years. The halving of a certain type of knowledge actually reduces from 10-15 years until only five years and within technology halving is only two and three years.

What does this mean? Well, it means that we will need more skills in order to meet our work demands in the future. Furthermore, the collected skills are unquestionably our strongest competitive advantage and so in other words well worth putting in that little extra.

Indentify and visualise

Are you familiar with your staffs’ skills? As an executive you occupy a central role in supporting the development of your talents. You need to secure both your own and the skills of your staff in order to develpp the busines in line with the market demands of tomorrow.

Management, salespersons and colleagues shall be able to gather, find and readily present skills and create up-to-date CV:s.

When you attend a new customer meeting and are able to point out how many of your consultants own a certain skill, how wide a breadth you preside over and reveal the breadth of the talents of your top talents, then you have a strong advantage over your competitors.

In other words, the collected skills of the company definitely represent your most powerful competitive advantage and consequently deserve a little more effort. Therefore it should be made easy for all staff to know who can do what within the company. Using a super smart digital tool, your staff can update their skills – when and where they choose.

In Cinode Skills, staff skills are within reach, smartly presented and can be divided into levels. Using synonymous handling, language support and catagorisation it will become easy to find the right person for your challenge.

Mapping Skills in your company

When you use you present skills full out and simultaneously identify your skills gap, you can optimise your growth.  But in order to get there you must have an idea of the business’s collected skills. Initially, you need a skills map. This will help you to understand, make use of and develop the skills of your staff.

In our earlier article, The Skills Map – seven smart steps to ensure success, we explain how you can achieve this step by step.

Would you like to know how best to work with your skills? Download our new guide – “5 steps to bridge your Skills gap with Skills Management”.

Guide: 5 steg - hur du identifierar och stänger ditt kompetensgap

Mattias Loxi, Co-Founder / CMO

Mattias is one of the founders of Cinode. Now in Marketing and Sales - runs the most popular blog and newsletter "Veckans konsultnyheter" about the Swedish consulting Industry. Also runs the podcast "Konsultpodden as well as a lot of Speaking engagement. Add him in Linkedin

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