Shortage of skilled workers
HOW INNOVATION AND NEW TECHNOLOGIES SUPPORT
Four use cases
Many companies of different sizes are increasingly confronted with the challenge of a growing shortage of skilled workers. Our innovation and technology consultants give insights into four use cases how innovations and new technologies can help meet this challenge:
#1 Creating added value for skilled workers with innovation and new technology
Creating attractive working conditions means responding to the changing needs of skilled workers. This includes, for example, the increasing desire for flexible working time models or remote workplaces. For companies, however, it also means keeping their finger on the pulse of time. Not standing still and providing state-of-the-art work equipment and technologies. Thus enabling hygiene and also enthusiasm factors for skilled workers. Cobots in production. VR glasses on the shop floor. Digital, voice-controlled assistants in the lab. The use of exoskellets in construction or logistics. Just a few examples of how added value is created for skilled workers by new technologies and innovation.
#2 Overcoming bottlenecks with organizational innovations
It is not only about using new technologies, but also about adapting the organization – i.e. culture and also mindset – to the changes of the times. Rethink and restructure. And drive innovation within the organization as well. This includes, for example, new working models that address demographic changes. And which offer opportunities to make optimum use of know-how and resources. Or strengthening existing partnerships and collaborations. To outsource parts of the value chain and concentrate resources on the company’s own strengths and core business.
Innovations and new technologies can simplify and automate workflows and processes in many cases. Bottlenecks resulting from a shortage of skilled workers can thus be countered with new technologies. This does not replace skilled workers – but it does relieve them. And the potential and skills can be better utilized. There are many examples along the value chain. For example, how about using remote and AR technologies to present products not in stores, but in digital showrooms independent of time and place? How about allowing guests to check in independently at a hotel via digital terminals, just like at the airport? Or enabling customers to conduct banking transactions online and even sign digitally – without having to shedule a personal meeting?
#4 New technologies for new skilled workers – from everywhere
More and more companies are deploying workers far outside their own company radius. After all, home offices and remote working are no longer foreign words for most companies. New technologies such as video conferencing and real-time platforms, collaboration tools and digital whiteboards make it possible to reach – and hire – professionals from anywhere in the world. This is how you can attract professionals who previously seemed “unreachable”.
Do you also want to counteract the shortage of skilled workers with new innovations and technologies? Then let’s dive into your individual fields of opportunity together. We listen to you – your topics are our starting point.
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