PF CEO Frank Britt Weighs in on “Outskilling” in Wall Street Journal Article
January 8, 2020
This was originally published on WSJ.com.
Industry experts often talk about “upskilling” and workforce development, but the little-known practice of “outskilling” is gaining ground in the modern automated workplace. With employers recognizing that layoffs will happen because of automation - and even having an idea of when they’ll happen - training dedicated workers to move on to their next best careers when it happens is a strategic brand move. In fact, “in a world where social media is weaponized,” said Penn Foster’s Frank Britt, “it’s not plausible to not do something about it.”