The challenges in today’s business world
Since 2017, EADA has placed sustainability at the centre of its programme portfolio, together with its strategic commitment to focus on the development of a sustainable leadership model (for participants, alumni, client companies and organisations) that encompasses the full spectrum of human sustainability in society, the environment, the economy, ethics and equal opportunities.
Against the current backdrop of the financial crisis, post-pandemic, the technological revolution and its impact, the reality of climate change, global inequality, macroeconomic uncertainty and mass migration, there is a call for business schools to assume the responsibility of not only developing and training future managers but also of mobilising a company’s potential as a force for good. Companies can no longer stand on the side lines; they need to take action when faced with this constantly evolving situation by working together with individual or collective stakeholders to be able to adapt and acquire new skills according to the changing economic tide
The challenges of the 21st century demand that companies rethink the commercial models of high volume - low cost that, despite leading to rapid growth, have also aggravated the multiple crises currently facing global society. Embracing a changing labour market and gaining new competencies are not only important for a person’s employability but are also essential for the rejuvenation of organisations to give them a new life in society and the sector they operate in.
Reskill to Regenerate, our purpose
At EADA, we strive to continuously improve, train and empower the labour force of companies to be able to manage progress and continuous change in businesses, in a responsible, ethical and sustainable way in order to generate a positive impact in the world.
A billion professionals around the world are being called upon to update their skills before 2030 and only 60% of what we know today will still be useful for our jobs in 20271.
1 “The Future of the Jobs 2020”, produced by the World Economic Forum.
Technological progress and a low-skilled labour market, especially in technology, will mean that future jobs will depend more on the skills we learn and develop during our professional career rather than the skill set we start out with. The Reskilling Revolution meets the demands of a major labour market transformation and the urgent need to update professional skills to be able to face it. Reskilling or retraining is a professional’s ability to adapt and reposition themselves within the labour market in a different area of expertise from the one they started in.
Professionals need to enter the reskilling process within a period of 3 to 5 years to avoid being left behind the wave of labour market trends. Before initiating a process of professional reskilling, it is important to consider in which direction to refocus your career or job and check it is in demand in the labour market to avoid wasted learning.
Regenerate (our world)
Improving and updating professional skills will become the cornerstone for the growth of a resilient and global society, where business, society and the environment coexist in harmony, driving us towards a prosperous future in long-term sustainability.
Listen to what the professionals and experts are telling us
Dean & Director General, EADA
CEO, BASF Española
Academic Director, EADA
Member of EADA faculty (Sustainable and Regenerative Businesses specialist). Member of the EADA Sustainability Hub
Federica Massa Saluzzo
Member of EADA faculty (Sustainability specialist). Member of the EADA Sustainability Hub
- Articles and reports generated by our academic team between 2021 & 2022 in different media.
- The Future of Jobs report 2023, produced by the World Economic Forum (4th Edition).
- Podcast Betevé “Reskilling”: the revolution of professional retraining. Jordi Díaz.
- Forbes Peru. Interview with Jordi Díaz, Dean of EADA: What is the Reskilling Revolution and why is it a challenge for Latin American professionals
- “Global Talent Trends 2022” Mercer consulting
- "The era of global warming has ended, the era of global boiling has arrived', António Guterres, UN Secretary General
- Takuma Watari, Ryosuke Yokoi (2021), International inequality in in-use metal stocks: What it portends for the future, Resources Policy, Volume 70)
- Internal sources