Trying to decipher how the future of work would look has become a frequent subject of discussion. Especially in the midst of the 4th Industrial Revolution, where "the continuous automation of traditional industrial practices using smart technologies" is taking place. A major part of these discussions centers around how technology is going to reshape human capital management.
The COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated the change from conventional working methods to those needing technologies. Organizations are now faced with these shifts, forcing them to prepare their workforce for this transition.
According to a McKinsey & Company article, “The future of work will require two types of changes across the workforce: up-skilling, in which staff gain new skills to help in their current roles, and re-skilling, in which staff need the capabilities to take on different or entirely new roles.”
Any successful organization has as its foundation its human capital. Hence, a prosperous future of work heavily depends on training employees both for the present and for the future. In this way, allowing them to become more adaptable to their workplace's changing demands and promote the constant upgrading of knowledge and skills.
At AcuiZen we understand that the future of work and the future of the workforce need to go hand in hand. Therefore, we make it simple to digitalize and blend work-related actions with learning interventions. Organizations benefit from rapid digitalization and data analytics to boost operational excellence, whilst individuals develop expertise on-the-job.
Given the dynamic nature of work, an important dimension that we take into consideration is the need to keep employees connected and informed. That is why we have a centralized hub where employees can access important information, messages, updates, and documents. This makes access to knowledge seamless, intuitive, and easy. The system enables employees to instantly receive and respond to notifications and update status of ongoing tasks.
The application can be accessed both on a desktop and via a mobile phone. This ensures that desk-less workers can be digitally integrated. It helps create a supportive environment in which everyone feels as though they are part of a team - even if they work remotely.
To conclude, organizations need to realize that the future of work is already here. A standalone approach is no longer efficient. If we focus on new ways of work without moving the workforce along for the journey it will most certainly be counterproductive. We need to have the workforce together with you on the journey in such a way that it is a “learn as you go” approach.