How digitization is changing the world of work
Digitization is leading to more flexible organization of work and encouraging training. These are the main results of a company survey by the Federal Institute for Vocational Education and Training (BIBB).02 Jul. 2019 Barbara Rusch
The BIBB carried out the company survey in 2018 in the context of its company panel on training and development of skills (BIBB qualification panel) . Around 3,500 businesses were surveyed on the connection between company support for skills and the use of technology. The most important results from this were:
1) In businesses with a high level of digitization, the training rate is 92%, in businesses with a low level of digitization it is just 58%.
2) Companies that provide training show a higher level of digitization than companies that do not on average.
3) Flexible forms of work increase as the level of digitization goes up. On average, 55% of all companies had a flexitime arrangement, for those with a high level of digitization that figure was 62%. Home office arrangements are available in 38% of businesses with a high level of digitization, but in only 18% of businesses with a low level of digitization.
According to BIBB president Friedrich Hubert Esser, the figures show that new opportunities for personnel planning and development have resulted from the digitization of companies – and on the other side of the same coin, the potential for better reconciliation of career and family and a better work-life balance has come about for employees.
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