Systematising Your Intellectual Property: An Expert’s and Speaker’s Guide

This blog uses an example to help you apply the approach, which could be called – ‘Unlocking Success: The P.E.A.C.E. Formula for Solving Skills Gaps and Labour Shortages’

Do you believe that the key to growth and innovation lies in having a skilled and adaptable workforce?

If the answer is yes, then addressing the pervasive issue of skills gaps and labour shortages is crucial.

Many industries and organisations face significant challenges in this area, hindering their potential.

However, a systematic approach to intellectual property (IP) can offer a solution so enter the P.E.A.C.E. Formula—a structured method to solve these issues effectively.

Problem Identification

The first step is to acknowledge the problem. Many organisations struggle with a mismatch between the skills available in the labour market and the skills required to meet their strategic objectives. This gap creates bottlenecks, reduces productivity, and impedes growth. Identifying these skills gaps and understanding their root causes is essential to developing effective solutions.

Evidence-Based Approach

Addressing skills gaps and labour shortages begins with a thorough analysis of the current situation. Data-driven insights and strategic foresight are vital tools in this process. By analysing labour market trends, workforce demographics, and future skill requirements, it’s possible to pinpoint the exact nature of the gaps. This evidence-based approach ensures that the solutions are grounded in reality and tailored to specific needs.

Actionable Solutions

Once the gaps are identified, it’s time to develop a strategic workforce action plan. This plan should include:

  • Targeted Training Programs: These programs are designed to upskill existing employees and equip new hires with the necessary competencies.
  • Change Management: Implementing change management strategies helps in adapting to new processes and technologies smoothly.
  • Leadership Development: Developing strong leaders who can drive the organisation forward.
  • Partnerships with Educational Organisations: Collaborating with schools, colleges, and universities ensures that the skills being taught align with industry needs.

By focusing on these areas, organisations can create a robust pipeline of skilled workers ready to meet current and future demands.


No two organisations, are the same, and a one-size-fits-all approach rarely works. Customising workforce development solutions to fit specific needs is essential. Understanding where an organisation currently stands and where it aspires to be allows for the creation of tailored strategies. These customised solutions, often tried and tested, ensure a better fit and higher chances of success.

End Results

The ultimate goal is to achieve tangible improvements. Organisations that systematically address skills gaps and labour shortages see substantial gains in productivity and efficiency. A skilled and agile workforce not only enhances business performance but also positions the organisation for sustainable growth. Additionally, a well-planned approach to workforce development can significantly reduce costs associated with recruitment, training, and turnover.

Structuring Marketing Content

When it comes to marketing content—whether it’s for a website, brochure, presentation or social media—the structure plays a crucial role. Starting with an agreement question is a powerful technique. It engages the audience and aligns their mindset with the message. Here’s a suggested structure:

  1. Agreement Question: Start with a question that the audience will likely answer with a “yes.”
  2. Pain Points: Highlight the challenges and pain points the audience faces.
  3. Gains: Illustrate the benefits and positive outcomes of addressing these challenges.
  4. Solution: Present the solution in a clear and concise manner, focusing on its effectiveness and customisation.


Agreement Question: Are skills gaps and labour shortages impacting your business?

Pain Points: Many industries and organisations struggle with significant skills gaps and labour shortages, limiting their growth and innovation potential. This mismatch between available skills and required competencies creates bottlenecks, reduces productivity, and increases costs.

Gains: Imagine a scenario where your workforce is highly skilled, adaptable, and ready to meet the demands of the future. Productivity soars, costs decrease, and your business is positioned for sustainable growth.

Solution: The P.E.A.C.E. Formula offers a systematic approach to solving skills gaps and labour shortages. By using data-driven insights and strategic foresight, it addresses the root causes of these issues. A customised workforce action plan is developed, including targeted training programs, change management, leadership development, and partnerships with educational institutions. The result is a more resilient, skilled, and agile workforce, ready to drive your business forward.

Following this structure and systematically addressing skills gaps and labour shortages, organisations can unlock their full potential and achieve lasting success. The P.E.A.C.E. Formula provides a clear path to building a future-ready workforce, ensuring that growth and innovation are within reach.

How can you apply this approach to your unique IP?  Feel free to get in touch and talk through with Scott Perry what might work for you.

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