Providing clarity of where we are going during these unprecedented times may seem to be a near impossible mission seeing that no one really knows what the future will bring. We may not know what the future will bring but it is imperative that as a team we at least have clarity about 3 things; who we are, why we exist and what we need to accomplish no matter the circumstances.

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In this article we share some insights on the skills of the future and we note that the new skillsets that are needed for tomorrow are not only the digital technical skills, organizations also need to look into upskilling their staff in the softer skills which are referred to as Power Skills or Human skills.

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These times are calling for managers to be intentional in cultivating deep meaningful connections within their teams and times such as these need leaders to lead with empathy.

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In our last article VUKA-Your organization’s response to VUCA we highlighted the importance of utilizing your organizations’ potential. We left you with these 4 questions to ponder on: ◊ Does your organization bring real value to its key stakeholders?◊ Do you have unconventional ways of delivering that value?◊ Do your teams have the adequate knowledge […]

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In this insight AFT shares a resource that helps organizations know how to respond in the times volatility, uncertainty, complexity and ambiguity. This resource is part of the Africa Vuka series.

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Today many business leaders are asking if they can adopt remote working permanently?  They also want to know if Remote Working is actually sustainable? Sustainability of remote working is measured by the degree at which the business is able to continue to deliver on its expected mandate and its ability to meet its desired goals. […]

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In 2021 and beyond, permanent WFH and hybrid work places are proving to be crucial. However, adopting that model permanently is not as easy as it sounds. Most organizations managed to survive 2020 but very few were thriving. In order to thrive, organizations should understand the strengths of WFH and hybrid workplaces, but more importantly their downsides.

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L&D units are now required to play a strategic role than to be a mere supporting/administrative function. We are at a time when L&D business partnering has become more critical than ever before. The world is on a constant rollercoaster of change and the use of new technology is taking a center stage therefore impacting […]

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One question that most L&D practitioners ask our consultants is how they can justify their learning budgets.  Interestingly, when the pandemic initially broke out many of our scheduled trainings had to fall off because our clients’ training budget had been slashed in order to make way for the crisis relief plans. Usually the training budget […]

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