Skill Ecosystems: What have we learned? Improved living standards and economic growth can only be achieved through an increase in productivity…significant productivity gains can be made through increasing the skills base of the workforce. Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (2007) Skills for a Nation.
Skill Ecosystems: What have we learned? Windsor & Associates Development Flowchart
Skill Ecosystems: What have we learned? Windsor & Associates Some Common Themes Work reorganisation; Job redesign –Expanding labour pools –Redefining career pathways and opportunities –Negotiating new IR/ER arrangements Innovation diffusion –Linking industry with R & D –Redefining business strategies –Supplying a skilled labour pool Supplying skills to fast changing, dynamic industries
Skill Ecosystems: What have we learned? Windsor & Associates Readiness Indicators Success FactorsChallenges Existing networks and resources Preparedness to collaborate on shared problems See a stronger industry base can support individual business position Fragmented industry structure with little or no resource base No clear problem and/or preference to find individual solutions See other businesses as direct competition