Grooming resource towards 4IR

Jannatul Islam

17 February, 2020 12:00 AM printer

Grooming resource towards 4IR

Bangladesh has to focus on grooming local resources in accordance to global standards to face off future challenges of fourth industrial revolution (4IR), said a top-tier professional trainer mentioning importance to the technological skill.

Like the revolutions that preceded it, the 4IR has the potential to raise global income levels and improve the quality of life for populations around the world, according to the World Economic Forum.

Marktale Bangladesh Chief Executive Shariful Islam Dulu mentioned that most of the organizations in home and abroad has adopted technology in business automation to increase pace in execution and to reduce cost of operations.

“As the global market turned into a borderless space in touch of technology, the entrepreneurs and executives have to acquire knowledge to play at international domain with cross border competitors,” Shariful said while talking to Daily Sun,

There are 1.2 million foreign executives include Indians, Sri Lankans, Chinese are working in Bangladesh, according to official data.

The marketing expert said the country now needs to focus on making more corporate-ready employees from a young age so that they can compete globally despite annually churning out 2 million individuals,

Citing example of Indian global tech professionals, Shariful mentioned that the Indian executives now dominating the global arena of information and communication technology.

Indian graduate Sundar Pichai now leads the tech giant Google parent organization Alphabet Inc and Satya Nadella have shown excellence in leadership position of software maker Microsoft.

“There are many Bangladeshis shine in own light across the world. Most of them gained progress through business execution. However, the representation of the country in global organization is ‘very important’ for upholding flag of an independent nation in international business,” Shariful, a Doctor of Philosophy on marketing, said.

Bangladeshi Omar Ishrak is now leading the global chipmaker Intel and Zaheed Sabur has become the first Bangladeshi principal engineer at tech giant Google.

Marktale Bangladesh has been working together with public and private organizations to develop skilled human resources maintaining international standard.

Besides, the School of Sales Management (SSM) was initiated to empower 4.5 million people tagged with the sales segment, backbone of any industry.

“Academia needs to provide the skills which one needs upon graduating to become an employee. It is the shared responsibility of both industry and academia to ensure a good pool of efficient people exist here,” Shariful, founder of SSM, said.

According to Marktale Managing Director Shariful Islam Dulu, there are four basic soft skills must remain in an executives. Of which, Confidence is first and second one is Communication. Besides, Language and Commitment are also important for an executive to lead in technology driven world.

It’s may mention, Marktale stands for tale of marketing where the scope of marketing is not restricted in branding or sales only, rather extending broader opportunities in sales management.