What does industry 4.0 mean for my workforce?
Today, the insights on the impact of the 4th industrial revolution are growing. Companies with a clear Industry 4.0 (implementation) strategy have the ambition to become the best in product development and production so as to strengthen their competitiveness and improve their responsiveness to the customer. These companies are not stuck in pilot purgatory but are seeing the enormous – direct AND indirect – benefits. Furthermore, they contribute significantly to the transition towards a sustainable world.
The success of this strategy is to a large extent directly related to the attention that is paid to workforce development, in line with the company’s digitalisation/Industry 4.0 strategy, challenges and needs. As a company, you should focus on upskilling and reskilling but also on redeployment of people with “non-matching” and/or “outdated” skills. This focus will lead to empowered people delivering more added value related to their intrinsic level of skills.