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Are You Future Ready…5 step guide to Re-Skill and Up-Skill Yourself?

By | Abhimanyu Yadav | Virtual HR Specialist I Supporting MSME Growth I HR Tech Enthusiast I Advisor to MNCs in India

How is it Different?

In simple terms, Up-Skilling focuses on learning skills to optimise performance in an existing area, while the objective of Re-Skilling is to learn entirely new skills to meet ever changing environment. But before we delve more on the subject, let me share something with you.

It was early March 2006, when I landed at Chennai to join my first company as a freshly minted MBA from college.

I got a comfortable place to stay near the Marina beach surrounded by more than 150 years old University of Madras campus and the famous Chepauk Cricket stadium. Once settled, I quickly got down to work. My boss Mr. Gopal, as he was fondly called, was a General Manager in HR with decades of experience with a reputation of a hard task master. He had lot of expectations from me as a Management Trainee in HR. I spent the initial 6 months learning & managing back-end operations in the HR Department and slowly settled down into a nice, comfortable zone. I was building my process understanding and focused on delivering as per my role.

Then came the big shake-up in the Department. The group had two subsidiary companies whose HR work was centralised at our office. We used to have joint review meetings. Suddenly, my boss attached me with one of the subsidiaries and another senior colleague of mine started supporting the other subsidiary. Overnight, along with my existing role, I had the responsibility of supporting a team of 3 HR colleagues led by Mr. Muthu (name changed) who were much senior to me in terms of experience. After the initial shock, I started to work with this team. I soon realised the resistance and unhappiness in the team. We did not make any progress during the initial month.

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