Get Your Red Hot Skills Functionality

Which came first? The chicken or dinner at KFC? Knowledge or Skill building and development?

Skills today are super hot and as a few readers mentioned the other day on LinkedIn, it is not new. Yes, there have been systems with skills frameworks and skills tied to career development (but I’d argue more with TM/PM and less with learning systems – although you could always do that yourself in the system – long story). And sure there are plenty of systems out there, that for more than a decade you could import your own skill dictionaries and taxonomies – but it was not universal.

Nor for most of that, skill dictionary import and taxonomies excluded, a function right within the system back-end itself. Yes, skill gap analysis existed, from 1999 in fact, after all that was the main premise for an LMS, to identify skill gaps, but the metrics specifically around skill gaps tied to other variables in the system, in a data visualization standpoint that doesn’t look like a bar chart? No.

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