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Do This When You Need ‘Intra-Business’ Skills!

Progression is a part of human nature. Everything progresses in one way or another. When you don’t progress, life becomes stagnant and your wellbeing suffers.

Learning is crucial to your progress as it keeps you mentally fit, adaptable to change, and relevant to your chosen profession.

Being proactive with your learning increases your capabilities, contribution and confidence. It lessens stress, enhances relationships and creates a greater sense of fulfilment…

As a professional, it increases your earning potential, career prospects and work-life balance.

We all learn in different ways and at different speeds so there is no one correct way to learn.

However, there is a balance or ‘mix’ to your learning strategy that you should adopt if you want to have what it takes to progress and stand out in today’s world.

If you want to be versatile and successful in your learning journey, it is important to understand:

  • The components that make up ‘the mix’

  • How you can acquire the knowledge for each component

  • The benefits of each component

The components of the mix to your learning strategy:

Your learning efforts should enhance your skills across five main components:

  • General: skills used in a professional and personal setting e.g. knowing desktop applications like Word. These are skills that are needed by most organisations across various industries within the business world but these skills are also used in your personal life.
    (Covered in our blog: Do This When You Need To Upgrade Your Skills!)

  • Intra-role: skills specific to the role that you do or are interested in doing e.g. role-specific programs such as CRM for sales roles and accounting packages for financial roles.
    (Covered in our blog: Do This When You Need To Upgrade Your Skills!)

  • Intra-organisation: skills specific to the organisation but not to the industry or role that you perform e.g. proprietary software used by the company.
    (Covered in our blog: Are You Learning Correctly?)

  • Intra-industry: skills specific to the industry, i.e. required by multiple organisations within a particular industry, e.g. a platform shared by the organisations within the same industry.
    (Covered in our blog: Do This When You Need ‘Intra-industry’ Skills!)

  • Intra-business: skills specific to business in general, regardless of organisation or industry but not usually used in a personal setting, e.g. general business market trend analysis and reports.

In this blog, we will cover the final component – Intra-business skills.

The benefits of having 
Intra-business skills

  • Increase your transferable skills across multiple industries.
    This will have a direct impact on your level of influence in the business world. It will support your image as the expert or thought leader in the market and you will be ‘the one’ others follow.

  • Promote business innovation.
    Go beyond recommending a concept that can transform the way a single company or industry operates. Set your goals to advise on business innovation, e.g. technological inventions such as ocean wave power to provide energy as a resource, or the way we interact such as, Facebook’s mainstream establishment of social media.


How you can acquire the knowledge for Intra-business skills:

  • Accelerate your learning by leveraging the expertise of those with a proven track record of success… and just how do you begin to acquire this knowledge and learn from thought leaders and experts in the business world? The good news is that there is no need to start from ground zero. There is so much valuable, easy-to-access and low-cost information out there covering any topic you can imagine. This can be accessed via books, courses and other forms of training. There is no longer an excuse to be ignorant.

  • Educate yourself on the nuances of different business cultures.
    This can be accomplished in many ways and even without leaving your home. The internet and more specifically social media have made online engagement with others from different parts of the world a common aspect of everyday communication. Leverage this technology to your advantage.

  • Travel when your situation permits.
    Not only is travelling a fun way to break the routine of daily living, but it can also broaden your horizons, expose you to greater diversity, boost your confidence and expand your network. Very few things in learning will beat real-life education.

Want to know what to do to be the best in your profession, stand out at the office, or progress at work so you can get that promotion, boost your career growth or get ahead in business? This video will give you what you must do to learn the smart way by leveraging your intra-business learning. Use it to level up your knowledge in business so you can create your own opportunities and become a source of inspiration for others… with ease!

Making it happen

Progression is a natural part of life and learning never ends.

You need to create opportunities within your profession to learn as it; increases your earning potential, creates greater job satisfaction and improves your quality of life.

Learn strategically to ensure you have a balanced mix in your learning portfolio and keep writing your success story!

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