The 21st century is synonymous with changes as fast as change its self. Almost all the management rules of yesteryears has been repealed and remodeled to suit today’s demands.
Barriers are being broken almost on daily bases and hands of friendship extended across the wide world. The availability and utility of computers have advanced businesses on an unprecedented rate. Today with exception to few human demands that needs specialized training and certification after long years of studies, other job demands could be handled by any aspiring individual. In most cases, a two weeks training is enough to learn the needed skills to perform optimally, while other needs are taken care of by regular short courses and seminars.
For one to remain relevant in today’s competitive market arena, many factors come into play. These include-
CREATIVITY. This is a scenario where dynamism, appealing, refreshing and consistency in change aimed towards productivity is maintained in a business arena. Creativity adds color or spice to whatever one does. It connotes that extra addition that makes you stand out from the pool of many equals. It could come in a warm looking environment and better service delivery.
USAGE OF INTERNET. Since the advent of World Wide Web, access to information has been made available at the snap of the fingers. You can reach the world by hitting just a few bottoms on the computer. More importantly sending and receiving information to and from the publics served or intended to reach has been lot easier.
UNCONVENTIONAL ADVERTISING. Advertisement for organizations remains a mode of constantly reminding your entire environment of your existence. Today embarking on such demands more funds more that one can expect. To maintain such demands, advertising has taken a new look. It goes in sponsorship of events, organizing events and branding of objects.
NETWORKING. Years ago companies operate in isolation but today they synergize. In the name of networking, co-operation and liberalism has been induced. Institutions do come together under a given umbrella to tackle challenges facing many of them. Due to this synergy, there is a free flow of ideas. Forming a common front to tackle problems has saved such groups so much of time and resources than it would have taken them each to deal on such one on one.
VOLUNTERISM. Today it is not strange to see individuals who offer their services free of charge to organizations. Many who crave to effect a change but could not have done it ordinarily have achieved it via mentorship and consultancy volunteerism. In the same vane, many qualified but unemployed persons do offer their services for free for a given period of time while consolidating their ideas and making contacts. Statistics have it that many who have offered their services for free at a certain time have ended up earning higher than most of the organizations employees who were there before him. Also it has landed them job offers beyond their choice.
SPECIALIZATION and PROFESSIONALISM. Today, organizations with do it all business plan are fast disappearing. Call them the jack of all trade. It’s now replaced with doing a little effectively. Though the theory of division of labour is older than this century, the dictate of that theory is being felt well now. Instead of diversification, being focused on only one thing has proven to yield more results.
Igwenazor Kingsley Chinaemerem.