What is professional obsolescence?
Professional obsolescence is a mismatch between ones knowledge,
Skills and Abilities and the requirements to perform the job.
Answer the following questions :
Are you aware of the latest concepts, approaches and innovations
in your field?
Is your input no longer competitive?
Are you familiar with the latest tools and equipment required
for your job?
Do you comprehend the technical /management literature in
Are you unable to apply concepts to your area of specialization?
Do colleagues fail to consult you on technical/management
Are you experiencing a lack of credibility amongst your colleagues?
Are the chances of your selection for a key technical/management
Do you participate less in decision-making?
Do you participate less in discussions related to contemporary
If your answer is Yes for less than 5 questions the
threat of obsolescence is ominous.