We live in a fast growing world, everything seem to change with the speed of the light, the world itself is now a global village, The world has become as small as: Nigeria is just a “click” close to China, what a small world indeed. Globalization has been able to ride on the wings of technology to reach its peak. The role technological advancements have played in the 21st century is massive and something we need to understand and come to terms with.
Globalization through the help of technology have been able to put a lot of changes in the 21st century, we have seen new business environments, changes in the products people consume, affected world security, and to mention a few. Technological advancement have done a lot of good to mankind – increased educational quality, quick and easy access to information, increased standard of living, brought about great innovations, it has produced successful entrepreneurs, it has and is providing more basic life amenities, influenced transportation, health and on and on. Amid all these, it has posed serious threats to man, to keep the focus of this article we will delve a little into it.
Globalization and technological advancements have put man in a position where his services are no longer needed – machines seem to be more needed because of its level of dependence and accuracy, we are all aware that the introduction of technology led to the industrial revolution man faced decades ago. Personally I cannot remember the last time I visited a bank; the 21st century banking has been so advanced that you use your phone wherever you are, stretching yourself far is getting to the nearest ATM, Man is no longer involved directly. Where I’m trying to make you see is that, the demand for the ability and service of man is reducing everyday through the advancement of technology and globalization. Any organization who would eventually or probably recruit will pick the best out of the looming crowd– imagine an organization picking just ten persons out of ten thousands applicants. Hence there is a need for every man to up his game to be able to stand a chance to compete for survival. You just have to be the best at what you do.
Globalization has widen the scope of business and opportunities; thus leaving us with great and fierce competition to engage to find a place in the market, also the right use of globalization is craved. If a person does not have an entrepreneurial ideas regardless of the field of relevance, such person may never amount to anything in that field. The 21st century reality is simple: for you to succeed you have to develop yourself, horn your skills, be innovative and creative, no mincing of words.
Things changes fast and quick, we live in a day of “updates and upgrades”, everything seem to need an updates and upgrade. What you learnt last year might probably be totally obsolete in few years ahead because of the level of technological advancements, globalization and civilization. Just as we keep updating those APP’s on our mobile phones and gadgets generally, we must do same to ourselves, we just have to.
Engaging a personal development plan or self development has some call it has become crucial. We must begin to ask what is entrepreneurship? We must start having business ideas, small business ideas, new business ideas, and also online business ideas – which to me is maximizing technology and globalization.
“The Nigerian graduates are no longer employable” – a sad reality. Every organization in Nigeria now has to train its recruits and put them under probation before they can fit for use; the simple truth is that there are no jobs anywhere in the first place. It is time for us as a nation, especially to the youths to engage in various means of developing ourselves wearing an entrepreneurial cap.
We have to imbibe the culture of studying and learning – learning social entrepreneurship, becoming young entrepreneurs, learning how to start a business, how to start a company, learning digital marketing. The truth is that if we cannot learn this technology will defeat us. We just have to position ourselves to be on the right spot to make good use of technology and globalization. It is time to use the social media to our advantage, it is time to make money online, how to earn money online is becoming so cheap because of the loads of information online.
Personal development is a lifelong process, it is something a man must do just to fit into this fast growing world. Any man who will find his place in this fast changing global grid and technological world must be ready to learn, unlearn, relearn, acquire as much skills as possible, that person would just need a developed mind.
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