Identifying rigid mindset as the main problem of creating international mindedness, Asif Uddin Ahmed, acting director of the EMK Centre, has said it is very important to promote a learning mindset for the younger generation.
He said this while moderating a webinar titled "Planning for Global Prospect: International Mindedness" on Thursday, read a press release.
The EMK Centere in association with University of Liberal Arts Bangladesh (ULAB) and The Business Standard organised the webinar as part of the month-long campaign styled "Future of Work Post Covid-19: Building a Sustainable Post-Pandemic Future for the Youth".
"The world needs two kinds of people: first one should innovate while the second group should apply. Along with innovators, the world needs people who can apply those innovations," said Mustafa Hanif, senior adviser to Strategy and Market Analysis of Saudi Aramco, at the programme.
Mustafa, who joined the session as the panelist, said international mindedness is all about global citizenship and cosmopolitanism.
"In a research of Deloitte, they mentioned that there are several skills like gathering and processing information that are overly supplied. On the other hand, skills like client management that requires empathy are lacking in the industry. It is very important to have the de-learning capacity and take risks," he added.
Mustafa has 21 years of experience in gas and NGL sector at home and abroad, including 12 years of experience at Shell. He led organisations in UK, Netherlands, Middle East and many more countries.