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Skill Development Crisis - Managing

the Wicked
Leadership Crisis- Managing the Wicked
In their 1973 essay Dilemmas in general theory of Planning-Rittell
and Webber distinguished between tame and wicked issues i.e.
between issues for which a known methodology to tackle exists and
those whose complexity or newness means the solutions have yet to
be devised. Addressing the former (tame) while they may be
complicated requires administration of known management
procedures and addressing the later (wicked) requires innovation
new ideas and courage to take people in unknown direction in other
words- Leadership. The scale and standard of skill challenges faced
by India are unprecedented. No one can claim to know the proven
management techniques will deliver skilled India; getting their will
involve entirely new solutions and approaches that draw on but not
replicate what happened elsewhere in the world. Skilling India is
without doubt a wicked issue one that needs diverse leadership to
deal with it. Leadership means compelling vision for people of India.
A vision of a country that offer all its citizen whatever their talent,
interest and aptitudes a route towards fulfilling career, stable and
dignified livelihood. A vision of a country that recognises learning
achievements. A vision well articulated by Swami Vivekanand
Pleasure is not the goal of a man but learning and knowledge as
pleasure and happiness come to an end but learning and knowledge
builds karmayog and character.

Skill development - Wicked Issues


1. Lack of Common Responsibility:Everyone in India has a stake in skill development; Business need it
in order to develop productive workforce and achieve their business
objectives, individual need it to develop and satisfying and well paid
careers and government need it to ensure economic and social
prosperity and build a dynamic investment friendly economy.
This shared interest means shared responsibility but in practice this
is not always recognized by various stakeholders.
2. Low Job creation by India- Wicked Statistical Truth
a. India generates 20 lakhs jobs every year.
b. India can skill 37 lakhs youth every year.
c. India need to produce 180 lakh jobs every year
d. Indians who would enter workforce 200 lakh every year.

Government and industry need to produce 200 lakhs jobs every year
for the next 20 years otherwise in the next 15-20 years 50 crores
unemployed youth could be serious threat to India growth,
democracy and social stability. Rather than noise for skill
development policy makers and industry association should focus on
job creation.
3. Little Skill Infra Structure
In India per capital availability of institution imparting formal
education is very much higher than those imparting vocational
education. Poor presence of vocational institution infrastructure
facilities of classrooms, equipments, workshop and skilled teachers
etc. which affect the quality of skill development thereby affecting
learners future access to jobs.
4. Poor Image of Skilled Workers
General perception of people across regarding skill based education is
a.
b.
c.
d.

It results in low paid jobs.


For economically weak students.
For people in the lower state.
Limited career mobility and growth.