Traditionally, learning and work have been viewed as mutually exclusive domains. The traditional learn-work-retire cadence still blocks the adoption of lifelong learning mindsets across the workforce today. However, organizational digital transformation obliges us to re-examine the relationship between learning and work, as perpetual reskilling and upskilling become prominent fixtures in the future of work.
Is it time to integrate learning and work to the point they're indistinguishably co-mingled in one’s job description? Will doing so bolster a digitally transformed organization’s competitiveness, particularly in attracting & retaining talent? And who is responsibility for continuously refreshing people’s skills - individuals, organizations, academia or government?