Core message of the article is that New Graduates from India lack the following skills
- Lack of written and oral communication skills
- Lack of problem-solving and creativity
- New grads are passive and order takers and hesitant to ask questions.
- Lack of desire to learn new skills
- Lacking professional expertise and care only about money.
At end of the article, author gives what should new grads do
My message is a call to action: Be aware of these five attributes, don’t expect the gravy train to run forever, and don’t assume your education will take care of you. Rather, invest in yourself – in language skills, in thirst for knowledge, in true professionalism and, finally, in thinking creatively and non-hierarchically. This will hold you in good stead in our knowledge economy and help lay a strong foundation for the next productive generation that follows you.
After reading the article, I thought I have to weigh in on the topic.
First, where do I stand with my view? Do I agree or disagree to 5 points listed above about New Grads from India?
Let me give my views based on my observation after interacting with several students, emails, phone calls and chat with HSB readers.
I have seen students who lack all the above skills.
I have seen folks who have excellent communication skills but don’t have the ability to think beyond what they are told to do.
Do you know what it takes to run the Happy Schools? You read the new articles, consume the contents and then and then move on.
Only when you start a blog, you would truly understand what it takes to produce contents daily. It takes commitment, dedication and passion.
Even if you lack all the five skills, if you have passion, hard work and willing to commit, you can acquire and develop all the five skills in no time. I had zero blogging skills, but with hard work and commitment, I was able to learn so many new skills.
It takes time and effort to master new skills and habits. Buts, its possible to develop the skills.
The author says you lack this, this and that. Such companies can learn a good lesson by following some good examples from companies like Zappos and Google on how to treat the new hires. For instance in Zappos, new hire have one-month orientation. After the orientation, they are given $4000 to quit the job. Yes, a company offers them $4000 to quit the job.
During orientation, they are taught about the work culture and what’s expected of them. If workers don’t like to work after learning about the company, they are allowed to take $4000 to quit the job. Because Zappos wants employees, who fit in their work culture. There is things or 2 the author can learn from Zappos approach.
Here is a way to reinvent yourself – If You’re an Average Person Doing Average Work, You will be Fired
Learning skills is easy as it sounds, but if you focus your energy actually to learn news skills for making a difference in yourself, you can learn new skills pretty fast.
I’m talking about any new skills like Ping Pong, New Language, Dance lessons, Fishing, ice skating, rock climbing, etc.
Over to You
What do you think?
How would you rate yourself with respect to the five skills
- Problem Solving
- Order Taker
- Lack of desire
Would you be able to reinvent if you lack any of the above skills?