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Why Investing in Technology for Frontline Workers Benefits Everyone

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World Economic Forum
May 31, 2022
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Summary

This month, we are focusing on collaborative ways the manufacturing ecosystem can work together to scale Industry 4.0. Automation Alley's partners at the World Economic Forum have published an article that dives into how Industry 4.0 collaboration leads to workforce empowerment; because we know Industry 4.0 adoption not only helps manufacturers streamline their processes and improve productivity, but also gives employees the opportunity to learn new skills and benefit from salary increases, higher loyalty, and lower churn.

All workers, and especially those on the frontline, deserve and need mentorships, training, and career guidance. If they receive that type of attention, their wages increase and they can have exciting career pathways with a higher loyalty.

Frontline workers in the United States – truck drivers, manufacturing line workers, packers and shippers, grocery clerks, servers, healthcare assistants, housekeepers, janitors and so on – are frequently trapped in positions with low wages and little to no prospects for advancement.

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World Economic Forum
World Economic Forum

The World Economic Forum is the International Organization for Public-Private Cooperation. The Forum engages the foremost political, business, cultural and other leaders of society to shape global, regional and industry agendas. It was established in 1971 as a not-for-profit foundation and is headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland. It is independent, impartial and not tied to any special interests. The Forum strives in all its efforts to demonstrate entrepreneurship in the global public interest while upholding the highest standards of governance. Moral and intellectual integrity is at the heart of everything it does.

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