One of the biggest challenges in the Indian aviation sector is with regard to Skill Gaps. Skill gaps, as the name suggests, are gaps in skill among trained personnel who can work for the Indian airline companies, military, and defence, as well as government agencies. This mismatch of skill to skills causes a critical gap in knowledge and communication and therefore can be very difficult to resolve. But, there are solutions.
Are things Difficult?
Fixing the Skill Gaps has been a very difficult task because such gaps are quite often fueled by many factors, some of which have not been really identified and are therefore difficult to resolve. Often, it is caused by the number of personnel who have undergone training but have no idea how to properly communicate their ideas. Things have also been observed to be exactly opposite where ideas are communicated clearly but skills to execute those ideas are missing.
It is also often found that people lack time and are unable to communicate effectively with others. Another major contributing factor to Skill Gaps is the nature of jobs, which involve a lot of specialization, as well as the cultural diversity within a company. Indian Airlines was once known for its narrow wings, but now it has become one of the most widely hired airline companies in the world. Today, the airline industry employs about two million people, and airlines continue to expand in many other sectors as well.
The Indians are very capable of performing different types of jobs, and thus each individual is responsible for achieving Skill Gaps. This has become a very challenging scenario to overcome. Some solutions have been put in place and initiatives are being taken to manage skill gap issues. But, they will always remain a challenge for India. Government of India, however, has taken a strong resolve to get things in order.
In order to rectify this major problem, companies have the scope to accept risks, by accepting that the requirements of a particular employee will not be met because of their inability to communicate their ideas effectively. They need to re-train the employees so that they have proper experience in handling diverse skills. They need to evaluate their job and skills accordingly. Training is essential for everyone, as a gap in skill can lead to the failure of the entire business.
The core skill of an employee will help in the success of any organization. Thus, it is important to recognize the skills, and abilities of the employee and use them to serve their purpose.
Focus on the larger picture!
However, to rectify Skill Gaps, organizations will need to focus on a larger number of people than just the few who fit the profile. To make sure that every person is able to work effectively with his co-workers, it is imperative to provide clear and precise communication, because sometimes, a poor understanding of the language and the basic understanding of rules and regulations might result in human errors.
Communication needs to be one of the top priorities of an organization. To ensure that all of the people work effectively, it is important to make sure that there is a communication channel, which will allow them to relay their opinions. Communication skills will also help in the workplace by ensuring that everyone is aware of what the specific tasks are and that everyone is able to access the right channels.
Managers can also contribute to the problem of Skill Gaps, by constantly encouraging their employees to do the best that they can. Since everyone is responsible for providing a great work environment, it is important that they also take on the responsibility of fixing the gaps in communication, as well as the communication skills of their employees.
Training is an essential element that should not be ignored either. It is often seen that many people think that they are capable enough to perform their role and then fail at it due to lack of training. Training makes sure that everyone learns how to handle their job skills and how to perform them effectively.
Moreover, it will also help to ensure that they know their jobs and their work area well so that they can perform them effectively, and with much efficiency. In this way, they will become a viable source of information for their superiors and will be an asset to the organization. Training them to communicate effectively will ensure that they are able to perform their jobs effectively.