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A Learner-Centric Approach to Next-Generation Work Skills (Video)

Learn more at KMWorld 2019, coming to Washington, DC, Nov. 5-7.

Watch the complete video of this keynote, Intrapreneurship & Learning: Tips & Tools, in the KMWorld Conference Video Portal.


In her keynote at KMWorld 2018, Phaedra Boinodiris, Phaedra Boinodiris, member of the IBM Academy of Technology (Blockchain, Games, Watson, Design), reflected on the macro trends that are happening around the world and the ways to approach the skills needed for the future. “This is one of many different organizations that have really been thoughtful about, given what's coming, what are the kinds of skills and competencies we're looking for in our next generation,” she said.

Boinodiris cited the book “Drive,” authored by Dan Pink. “He says, if you look at all the different eras of humanity, whether it's the agricultural era, the industrial era, what had motivated knowledge workers back then was really the carrot and the stick. Whereas today, what we're motivated by, more than anything else, is the sense of self-direction,” said Boinodiris.

She noted that the book goes on further to talk about three tenets of self-direction being autonomy, mastery, and purpose. In this sense, this mindset shift, within the school system at least, is moving from a school-centered education to a learner-centered education. “And this is, in fact, something we're also adopting within IBM when thinking about our own professional development, for our own salesforce. It's how is it that we can make this personalized and curated and such that people feel directly impacted.”

Many speakers have made their presentations available at www.kmworld.com/Conference/2018/Presentations.aspx

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