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Here are three reasons why consistently improving your IT skills is important:
Time is precious and valuable to everyone. If you want to work
smarter rather than harder, constantly improving your IT skills is a
no brainer. Developing these skills will allow you to feel more
confident in using emerging technology and you will become faster in
For example, having IT skills will allow you to save money and time
as you will be able to solve a technical issue independently. No need
to hire an IT expert at a high hourly rate. Not only will your
confidence increase but your productivity will skyrocket when you
equip yourself with technical skills - whether you learn about
keyboard shortcuts, debug programs or increase traffic to your website.
You will free up your time, allowing you to focus your attention on
important projects and jobs.
If you understand how IT processes work, technology becomes less
frustrating and reduces error. If you know a few technical skills in
IT, this will enable you to maintain and upgrade your devices and
software, and therefore prevent issues occurring in the future.
Upskilling will also help you to become a more effective collaborator
and therefore a better leader for your team. For example, as the web
grows more complex, acquiring a few coding and programming skills will
become beneficial as they are becoming critical to any business.
you better collaborate with your web and IT team, and you will better
understand your web designers and coders, and their processes and issues.
Having an understanding of other departments can help improve
collaboration and communication
between cross-functional teams.
No matter what industry you work in, every industry and career is
becoming more technology-focused and software-reliant. A 2017
annual report prepared by Deloitte Access Economic reveals that
an additional 81,000 jobs are needed by 2022. Whether you like it or
not, companies that leap into the tech era will have an easier time
adapting to changing expectations. And these companies and people will
have a competitive advantage.
Farmers have adopted technology
such as GPS, mapping and sensor technologies that have seen
advantages such as better efficiency in how they work on a day-to-day
basis. The implementation of GPS and mapping technologies have helped
keep track of equipment and operations. Furthermore, agriculture
sensors or drones have helped generate data on livestock, soil, seeds
and crops. In the education sector, grading has also become more
efficient with the transition from manual grading by hand to documents
now being digitised.
Regardless of your industry, acquiring IT skills will help you become
a well-rounded employee, a great asset, and stand out from other
competing candidates vying for the same position.
You will be able to stay relevant throughout the changes in the
technology and the IT sector. Better yet, upskilling early will give
you a competitive advantage when it comes to employability. And it
will prove your willingness to learn and determination to go above and
beyond. You will be able to not only perform better, but progress into
newer roles and opportunities that require the new set of skills that
you have learnt.
With these three reasons, it is no doubt that technical skills in IT
will only become more and more essential. It is time to be a permanent
learner and succeed with you and your organisation’s IT skills. Don’t
wait any longer and enrol your team in an essential IT training course today.