How is industry 4.0 evolving?
The 2018 Future of Jobs Report states that: “The Fourth Industrial Revolution is interacting with other socio-economic and demographic factors to create a perfect storm of business model change in all industries ”.
What will concretely change?
As mentioned in the report, new job categories will be created, which will replace pre-existing ones. The required skills and the way of working will also be transformed. These changes will have a different impact on men and women and will transform the dynamics of the industry gender gap.
Industry 4.0 can enhance people and skills development, while new production technologies progressively emerge. Among the most interesting sectors are:
1) Advanced manufacturing solution
2) Additive manufacturing
3) Augmented reality
5) Horizontal e vertical integration
6) Industrial internet
9) Big Data Analytics
However, the problem that arises implies the skills of the current staff involved not being adequate for new production technologies.
What could be a possible solution?
There is no need to add so many new rules of work, but rather develop a plan for digital literacy of adults in order to update the workforce.