Top 3 Ways to Develop Yourself for Technology in Business

As technology continues to disrupt various different industries, including finance, there has never been more importance on personal development and upskilling oneself in business than right now. However, what are the necessary tools and skills one needs to adapt to these swift industry changes? And how do we even begin this process of self-development?

Our co-founder, Tram Anh Nguyen (left) with Gillian Cribbs (right)

Earlier this month, on November 23rd, CFTE invited Gillian Cribbs to detail her views on personal development and how to retrain oneself for the digital era. In addition to her role as an Advisory Board Member of CFTE, Gillian is an executive coach at London Business School and runs her own firm, Credo Consulting. She is heavily involved in the organisational development and strategy for these firms, and consistently influences the leadership of major institutions worldwide. With her extensive experience coaching leaders across industries in Asia, Europe, Africa and the United States, she is more than equipped to deliver essential insight into how to personally develop for the tech world.

Without further adieu, here are the Top 3 Ways to Develop Yourself for Technology in Business, as told by Gillian Cribbs in her webinar.

Be Mobile

Globalisation affecting every aspect of business is a trend that will only continue. As the world continues to become more homogenous, economies are increasing interlinked, with cultural differences in business diminishing in favour of having a global mindset. As a result, work is no longer a ‘destination’, as employees can now contribute in various ways, from home, on the road, in a coffee shop- the list goes on. Employees should embrace this mobility, as it provides tremendous value to organisations.

Never Stop Learning and Adding New Skills

The idea of a checkered career is hardly new, the term being coined in the late 19th century. However, business has perhaps never been as accepting of such a career than right now, in the midst of this globalist movement, as influenced by technology. It refers to a career in multiple roles and businesses, rather than a linear lifetime progression in a particular company or sector. These opportunities have never been so readily available than right now, and this means paramount importance is placed on always upskilling yourself, to enable further career mobility. Learning in a narrow sector, to gain knowledge only applicable for your job, is no longer enough in a modern workplace. Learning about other roles and responsibilities: this kind of lateral knowledge is extremely important, as well as having appropriate collaborative skills and adequate emotional intelligence — these factors can drive success at the executive level.

Gain a Digital Edge: Embrace Coding & Technology!

Yes, it is an oft repeated phrase, but that doesn’t make it trite or any less relevant. Coding remains a tremendous way to get a foot into technological industries, and is an excellent way to build up core competencies in business: collaboration, learning a new language, developing an eye for detail — these are all major skills you can use in your daily work. It also is an excellent method for springboarding onto new career opportunities or even reinventing your career path!

Watch the webinar in its entirety for free, here. This event is one of many in CFTE’s calendar which tackles prominent themes in Fintech. For more information on our future events, please subscribe to our events newsletter below.

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Top 3 Ways to Develop Yourself for Technology in Business

As technology continues to disrupt various different industries, including finance, there has never been more importance on personal development and upskilling oneself in business than right now. However, what are the necessary tools and skills one needs to adapt to these swift industry changes? And how do we even begin this process of self-development?

Our co-founder, Tram Anh Nguyen (left) with Gillian Cribbs (right)

Earlier this month, on November 23rd, CFTE invited Gillian Cribbs to detail her views on personal development and how to retrain oneself for the digital era. In addition to her role as an Advisory Board Member of CFTE, Gillian is an executive coach at London Business School and runs her own firm, Credo Consulting. She is heavily involved in the organisational development and strategy for these firms, and consistently influences the leadership of major institutions worldwide. With her extensive experience coaching leaders across industries in Asia, Europe, Africa and the United States, she is more than equipped to deliver essential insight into how to personally develop for the tech world.

Without further adieu, here are the Top 3 Ways to Develop Yourself for Technology in Business, as told by Gillian Cribbs in her webinar.

Be Mobile

Globalisation affecting every aspect of business is a trend that will only continue. As the world continues to become more homogenous, economies are increasing interlinked, with cultural differences in business diminishing in favour of having a global mindset. As a result, work is no longer a ‘destination’, as employees can now contribute in various ways, from home, on the road, in a coffee shop- the list goes on. Employees should embrace this mobility, as it provides tremendous value to organisations.

Never Stop Learning and Adding New Skills

The idea of a checkered career is hardly new, the term being coined in the late 19th century. However, business has perhaps never been as accepting of such a career than right now, in the midst of this globalist movement, as influenced by technology. It refers to a career in multiple roles and businesses, rather than a linear lifetime progression in a particular company or sector. These opportunities have never been so readily available than right now, and this means paramount importance is placed on always upskilling yourself, to enable further career mobility. Learning in a narrow sector, to gain knowledge only applicable for your job, is no longer enough in a modern workplace. Learning about other roles and responsibilities: this kind of lateral knowledge is extremely important, as well as having appropriate collaborative skills and adequate emotional intelligence — these factors can drive success at the executive level.

Gain a Digital Edge: Embrace Coding & Technology!

Yes, it is an oft repeated phrase, but that doesn’t make it trite or any less relevant. Coding remains a tremendous way to get a foot into technological industries, and is an excellent way to build up core competencies in business: collaboration, learning a new language, developing an eye for detail — these are all major skills you can use in your daily work. It also is an excellent method for springboarding onto new career opportunities or even reinventing your career path!

Watch the webinar in its entirety for free, hereThis event is one of many in CFTE’s calendar which tackles prominent themes in Fintech. For more information on our future events, please subscribe to our events newsletter below.

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