There is a need for broader and evolving skillsets in the manufacturing sector and for building a workforce motivated by opportunities for growth. Doing this will help manufacturers transition to workplaces to a point where forward-thinking, engaging, and digitally enabled work is the norm. This new research from MI and EY focus on adaptive skills in the manufacturing workplace. What are adaptive skills? Simply put, they are skills or traits that enable individuals to transform their abilities as their demands and environment change. There is a need for broader and evolving skillsets in the manufacturing sector and for building a workforce motivated by opportunities for growth.
While technology and process are critical factors in the modernization of manufacturing, successful transformation begins with people. Viewing the skills gap challenge through a wider lens will help modernize the workforce. Adaptive skills can serve as a differentiating factor to reframe the industry and better attract and retain talent. Investing in their adaptive skills can not only increase the likelihood of future success but also can serve as a vehicle to directly address the current talent shortage. The paper states that adaptive skills help to reskill through expanded talent pools, attract top external talent, retain top internal talent for employers while opening up new career paths and creating impactful experiences for employees to rebrand.
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