Skilling, Reskilling, and Upskilling
Technology is changing the way work is done. How can industries keep up with the demand of innovation? Peggy Smedley takes a stance, and holds leaders responsible for the task of skilling, reskilling, and upskilling employees for the future of work. She talks about the labor shortage—which is due to the retiring baby boomers—younger generations’ lack of interest for trade jobs, and even the result of connected devices on the jobsite being pertinent to the increasing skills gap. In the end, she explains the significance of restructuring from the top, beginning with a leadership revolution of change in order to fix the problem with labor shortages, the skills gap, and workers’ new roles in the face of automation.