SMART SKILLS Partnership and Engagement Manager, Sean Gibson, talks about digital skills in the workplace.
“The past 18 months have been an interesting period for businesses where many have been tested and all have been required to operate in a more flexible way. For many years we have all faced a digital revolution but all of this was accelerated by the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. Many of us now work with the support of digital technologies to a greater extent than any other time in the past. We host virtual meetings, attend online networking, use online applications and file sharing technology and many of these were unknown to us 18 months ago. The throttle was activated in 2020 and it doesn’t feel like the pace of change is going to ease up anytime soon. This does potentially cause a couple of potential challenges for the future.