Employee engagement and Industry 4.0

Posted on 22 Mar 2017 by Jonny Williamson

Editorial director, Nick Peters chats to Kylene Zenk, of Kronos, all about Industry 4.0 and how it will affect employee engagement.

Rapid advances in digital technologies such as robotics, automation, the Internet of Things – otherwise known as the Fourth Industrial Revolution, or Industry 4.0 – are rapidly changing the way manufacturing companies do business and inevitably, they will change the way people work and are managed.

Workforce management company, Kronos, believes companies need to prepare and attune themselves to these changes.

Listen to the audio above where The Manufacturer‘s editorial Director, Nick Peters, asks Kylene Zenk, marketing director for Manufacturing at Kronos: “What changes to employee engagement manufacturers need to be ready for?”

Need help finding the balance between technology and people?

Manufacturers are typically intently focused on the technology element of Industry 4.0. However, in order to achieve the maximum benefit presented by this new paradigm, companies must also pay equal attention to their most valuable manufacturing asset – the workforce.

A study, carried out by The Manufacturer, and sponsored by Kronos, sought to determine how manufacturing workforces are adapting to Industry 4.0 and what best practice techniques are being adopted.

The Manufacturer and Kronos will be hosting a webinar on Friday, April 7th at 10am to recap the important findings of this research and the soon to be published Human Impact of Industry 4.0 report. The webinar will discuss initiatives that you can implement today to ensure a successful partnership of technology and people in your workplace.

Click here to register for the webinar now.