The report is the result of two surveys taking in over 2,000 managers and more than 4,000 employees across the US, UK, France, and Germany. It found that 59 per cent of employers state that not having enough skilled employees is having a major or moderate impact on their business.
I can imagine the impact is surely even greater in 3rd World Countries, unless miraculously the digital training is far better in 3rd World Countries... My opinion (no facts) is possibly that external consultants "sell" transformational improvements to managers (who don't fully understand these themselves), and employees have to grapple at the coal-face with the changes. I've similarly seen external turnaround strategists coming in, and disrupting working processes, which end up destabilising a company. Sometimes solid incremental improvements can be better for many companies.
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