Skills

THE DRIVERS OF BRAIN DRAIN

Many developing and underdeveloped countries are suffering from the brain drain phenomenon. African countries in particular are loosing people with technical qualifications and experience that have been acquired through enormous public funds. It is worth noting that macroeconomic factors and political dynamics are widely mentioned while micro-economic factors remain hidden on the blind spot of social commentary. It is at micro-economic level where factors such as white supremacy, foolishness and leadership ineptitude are conspicuously glaring.

European descendants in Africa are radically opposed to follow African leadership. Their conviction to white supremacy presumptions compel them to emigrate rather that submitting to African majority rule. They cannot allow affirmative action to compromise their integrity. Their racist ideological obsession will not let them accept supervision and management by a ‘kaffir’.

WORKPLACE SKILLS SHORTAGE FALLACY IS DESTRUCTIVE TO HUMAN RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT

The skills shortage that is loudly pronounced in the so called developing nations is nothing but a fallacy. This perception of skills shortage is skilfully designed to cheat workers of their true labour’s worth and so is the abused concept of productivity. This in turn instills a sense of helplessness and powerlessness amongst workers which then fuels exploitation.

The skills shortage phenomenon reflects a failure in people management processes marred by the bad culture of managing by egos and comfort zone that manifests itself through prejudice, nepotism and favoritism in the workplace. The purported skills shortage does not reveal lack of occupational proficiency.

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