Hybrid work will remain a cornerstone for manufacturers in 2024

As we move forward in the calendar,The job landscape continues to evolve. Hence hybrid work emerges as a solutioneachtimefurtherpopularwhich extendsuntil reaching the manufacturing companies. Which are beginning to see this model as a normality for business life in 2024. Due to the advantages of flexibility and efficiency it offers, allowing them to adapt to the demands of the labor market.

This is how remote work becomes increasingly accessible. In large part, driven by the facilities and tools coming from giants like Microsoft, Amazon and Google. Hence, the number of people who prefer to work at home has increased since the end of last year. Despite the efforts of some companies to return to in-person modality.

Manufacturers bet on hybrid work as a necessity for 2024

According to the results of the “Riverbed Global Digital Employee Experience 2023” survey; where 93% of business and technology leaders in the manufacturing sector agree the importance of hybrid work. A statement that recognizes this modality as a fundamental pillar to adopt a flexible approach that contributes to the future of the manufacturing industry.

This in turn demonstrates the growing awareness of the importance of providing a digital experience to employees. Due to the role they play in terms of their professional development. Which is why more and more organizations are looking for ways to improve their digital management capacity, investing in modern infrastructure that boosts their productivity.

Manufacturing sector highlights young generations as a key part of the business

Likewise, it is highlighted that CIOs in the information sector Manufacturers would focus their efforts on improving hybrid work facing 2024. According to the report, 66% of those surveyedensures that not meeting the digital demands of young generations would be detrimental to business. While 72% say that it could even lead employees to leave companies with a poor DEX.

For this reason, the digitalization of business processes becomes crucial for staff retention in the manufacturing sector. A transformation thatIt covers aspects such as the adoption of smart factories, more efficient supply chains and the implementation of virtual processes. In addition to integrating AI and automation solutions. In order to offer an attractive work environment with professional development opportunities.

Manufacturing companies seek solutions through the adoption of IT resources

This would allow them to address challenges, such as the global shortage of skills to operate machinery, maintain high quality standards and manage production processes. At the same time that allows manufacturing companies to reduce costs operational, andPrevent errors in the supply chain that result in shortages or overproduction

According to the results,The workforce of 2024 has expectations that go beyond the traditional wage-job equation; butThey seek opportunities for personal growth, commitment and a sense of purpose in their roles. A challenging outlook for the manufacturing sector, as 92% of leaders feel greater pressure on IT resources. This is due to the high expectations of young generations who value these technologies.

Leading manufacturers will prepare new hybrid work modalities in 2024

In view of this, the Manufacturing sector leaders would seek to establish new hybrid work modalities; becoming its top priority for 2024 and the next five years. Meanwhile he95% of those surveyed affirm that this transformation is necessary to ensure the survival and growth of their companies.

For this reason, we can expect considerable investment in technology by manufacturing companies in the coming months. Since they recognize the importance of supporting their hybrid work processes, with the aim of establishing more efficient work models.However, it is important to highlight that this entails the need to train the organization's staff.

Despite this, many companies are willing to address this need. Therefore, approximately 87% of those surveyed already designatedbudget to retrain IT staff. In order to integrate cloud solutions, artificial intelligence, automatic processes, IoT devices and digital experience courses, guaranteeing efficient hybrid work by 2024.