Maks Prokop

Interdisciplinarity in the economy counts!

The rapid development of technology and the needs of the markets require constant and accelerating changes in work processes. As certain traditional occupational profiles are no longer suited to the needs of companies, new profiles are emerging, often with qualifications that are not yet available or that require a combination of several disciplines. Businesses are also increasingly faced with complex tasks and projects that necessarily require the collaboration of experts from different organizational units and different disciplines. We often create jobs that do not yet exist in our country or for which there is no suitable staff on the market.

All these forces companies to innovate and to cooperate with educational institutions, which can offer tailor-made training or organize training programs for their own staff and create new profiles. Of course, in addition to training and investing in staff, the company’s recruitment focus is more on the personal qualities of the candidate (enthusiasm, goal orientation, solution-finding, ability to learn and adapt to change) than on a specific educational profile. Another consequence is that in an environment such as Slovenia’s, companies need to focus more energy on retaining their internally trained staff through a variety of measures – from a favorable working climate and working conditions to training and personal development programs and, last but not least, competitive working conditions.