Helping Shape The Future Of Work – MU Sigma Invited To Participate In Initiative With U.S. Chamber Of Commerce
HELPING SHAPE THE FUTURE OF WORK – MU SIGMA INVITED TO PARTICIPATE IN INITIATIVE WITH U.S. CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
One of the biggest challenges facing us today is developing relevant human capital in the face of massive disruptive forces hitting organizations and the talent they employ. According to the World Economic Forum, 65 per cent of children entering primary school today will be employed in jobs that do not exist yet. Eighty-eight per cent of the Fortune 500 companies have disappeared between 1955–2016.
Mu Sigma was honored to be invited to participate in a briefing, in collaboration with U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the Aspen Institute’s Future of Work Initiative, to present our point of view. The session was chaired by Congressmen Raja Krishnamoorthi and Mike Gallagher. During the briefing, Mu Sigma’s Krishna Rupanagunta, Head of Operations, U.S spoke of the disruption faced by businesses and workers and how Mu Sigma’s eco-system has helped create future-ready talent by exposing youngsters to interdisciplinary education, and a new Art of Problem Solving. It was gratifying to hear the policy makers acknowledge Mu Sigma University and how we are one of the few companies, that have actually walked the talk on investing in employee training and continuous learning.
Mu Sigma’s Columbus program brings graduate-employees from the U.S. to Mu Sigma University in Bangalore for intense hands-on training. Mu Sigma will now partner with policy makers in the U.S. Congress and American colleges to expand this program to include undergraduates. Students will have access to the Mu Sigma eco-system and will have the opportunity to work on real industry problems. The program will help students
1. Adapt to change effectively by learning through the lens of an interdisciplinary perspective
2. Break down ambiguous and complex problems as well as map their interconnected nature. Ask better questions, and through this process, identify holistic solutions
3. Demonstrate knowledge of ethics and its implications on a wide range of industries, problems, and contexts
4. Be cognizant of the impact of solutions to problems on the society at large, as well as the need to develop sustainable solutions
Mu Sigma is committed to helping develop the right talent for the future, and has been collaborating with schools and colleges in the U.S. and India to offer students the skills to thrive in an increasingly complex world.