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Verwin Sanjana K
How should I upskill myself if my employer is still using outdated tools and technologies?
Verwin Posted Date Posted on 6/5/2019
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Verwin Sabita Samuel Sabita Samuel Verwin Posted DateAnswered on 13/5/2019Expert
An organization's strategy is a derivative of their business model/ line of business/suite of products & services/the industry that it functions etc. The strategic decisions also includes the quantum and quality of resources needed by the enterprise and its people to deliver the products and services to their customers. From an employee perspective, it may be perceived that the organization is using old tools  & techniques as it may not match with the aspirations of individual or their career path. There are lots of ways that an individual can plan future course of action.
If your current employer is reputed, well performing and having a good business model, my advice would be delve deep into the organization's business and understand it thoroughly, by reading the company's past history, talking to colleagues and preparing a SWOT( Strength, Weakness,Opportunities & Threats). This will lead you to understand the relevance of the technologies used. You can upskill and/or re skill based on future business needs. Every organization, even if currently outdated, will have to eventually move to the right skills, tools and technology.
Verwin Krishnan Bala Krishnan Bala Verwin Posted DateAnswered on 10/5/2019
Every corporate companies encourages people to learn new skills by different ways like on-site opportunities, higher education, training with recognised universities or professionals etc. In diagonal slice, skip or strat plan meeting, put forth the benefits and ROI of modern technologies. Every companies are ready to invest if you can demonstrate ROI.
  If you can improve efficiency of outdated technologies with your skills by atleast 10%, employer will invest  for upgradation after seeing few successes.
  
Verwin Kiran K Kiran K Verwin Posted DateAnswered on 6/5/2019
My advice is to not object to technology just because it's old. If you intend to continue with the organization for a while, try to focus on incremental improvement to the process. That's the best option. You can do great work with ancient tools, if you use them well. And you can do a really bad job working on the latest tools, if you use them poorly. Both scenarios are common.
Verwin Sanjana K
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How should I upskill myself if my employer is still using outdated tools and technologies?
An organization's strategy is a derivative of their business model/ line of business/suite of products & services/the industry that it functions etc. The strategic decisions also includes the quantum and quality of resources needed by the enterprise and its people to deliver the products and services to their customers. From an employee perspective, it may be perceived that the organization is using old tools  & techniques as it may not match with the aspirations of individual or their career path. There are lots of ways that an individual can plan future course of action.
If your current employer is reputed, well performing and having a good business model, my advice would be delve deep into the organization's business and understand it thoroughly, by reading the company's past history, talking to colleagues and preparing a SWOT( Strength, Weakness,Opportunities & Threats). This will lead you to understand the relevance of the technologies used. You can upskill and/or re skill based on future business needs. Every organization, even if currently outdated, will have to eventually move to the right skills, tools and technology.
Verwin Sabita Samuel
Answered on: 13/5/2019
Every corporate companies encourages people to learn new skills by different ways like on-site opportunities, higher education, training with recognised universities or professionals etc. In diagonal slice, skip or strat plan meeting, put forth the benefits and ROI of modern technologies. Every companies are ready to invest if you can demonstrate ROI.
  If you can improve efficiency of outdated technologies with your skills by atleast 10%, employer will invest  for upgradation after seeing few successes.
  
Verwin Krishnan Bala
Answered on: 10/5/2019
My advice is to not object to technology just because it's old. If you intend to continue with the organization for a while, try to focus on incremental improvement to the process. That's the best option. You can do great work with ancient tools, if you use them well. And you can do a really bad job working on the latest tools, if you use them poorly. Both scenarios are common.
Verwin Kiran K
Answered on: 6/5/2019