Team Member II
Organizations need people who are competent and skilled. Continual skill development and the acquisition of new knowledge is doubly important in today's workplace where technologies seem to change almost daily and fierce competitors emerge with little warning. Without a highly skilled, flexible workforce, most companies can no longer survive. This puts pressure on team members to constantly develop new skills and knowledge. This is a dramatic shift from the practices of the past that tended to emphasize specialization in one specific skill, and de-emphasized cross training and multi-skilling. Today, most people recognize the importance of being able to perform in a variety of different skills.