Many of us are yet to witness the impacts of an industrial revolution, but that is about to change. If the first, second and third are any form of barometer then the fast approaching Fourth Industrial Revolution is going to create huge opportunities as well as much uncertainty. Every industry and sector will face changes in how they work from staffing to digitalisation, and those that don’t take proactive steps to change will be left behind to deal with the detrimental after effects. Our Enterprise Studio is a place where founders, managers and those interested in the future of work can learn together and prepare for the rise of the robots.

What is the fourth industrial revolution?

The Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) is the fourth major industrial era since the initial Industrial Revolution of the 18th century. It’s the fusion of technologies that’s blurring the lines between physical, digital and biological spheres. Like the revolutions that preceded it, the Fourth Industrial Revolution has the potential to raise global income levels and improve the quality of life for populations around the world. At the same time, as the economists Erik Brynjolfsson and Andrew McAfee have pointed out, the revolution could yield greater inequality, particularly in its potential to disrupt labor markets. As automation substitutes for labor across the entire economy, the net displacement of workers by machines might exacerbate the gap between returns to capital and returns to labor. On the other hand, it is also possible that the displacement of workers by technology will, in aggregate, result in a net increase in safe and rewarding jobs.

How can I prepare my staff for the needed changes?

It’s important that as an employer you focus on developing the key skills that will be needed to succeed in the new world, these include high Emotional Intelligence (self awareness and strong empathy), creativity and a willingness to embrace an attitude of life long learning. Our Enterprise Studio will provide you and your team access to coaching and courses that will help prepare with the much needed human centric skills and also the more technical skills needed to thrive in 4IR. 

How much training should I provide to my employees?

Training your staff will be vital to the success of your business and the WEF (World Economic Forum) has highlighted that your staff will need 101 days of training to retrain and up-skill for 4IR. Our Enterprise Studio will give you and your team the perfect platform to begin this training as you initially focus on developing resilience and adaptability to your current workforce and better prepare those newly joining your organisation.

Do I need to develop a company culture?

Businesses not only need to think about the core competencies of their processes, but will also need to think about a more holistic approach to ‘why’ their business exists. To recruit and retain staff it’s vital that an organisation creates a culture that fits with their employees and vice versa to harmoniously live and work together successfully and focused on a shared vision. The Corkscrew Coaches in the Educator Studio will be able to work with you and your team and assist you in finding your vision and prepare a mission that your employees can engage and feel positive about.

Should I allow my staff to work remotely?

If you want to hold onto your best people you need to allow them the flexibility to blend their personal goals with their career goals. More and more organisations are understanding that employees value flexibility in hours and also locations when it comes to their work and embracing this can foster better working relationships and ultimately more satisfied employees. Our Educator Studio is the perfect place to learn about how to implement remote working techniques and allowing a more nomadic working culture.

HOW CAN THE ENTERPRISE STUDIO HELP ME?

Coaching

Our Corkscrew Coaches help you explore options available to you and how to take the first steps.

Courses

Our online and offline courses focus on both technical and human skill development.

Community

Meet likeminded individuals from around the globe to support, teach and inspire one another.

Camps

Join our Enterpriise Studio to learn more about upcoming Corkscrew Camps and how they work.

Coaching

Our Corkscrew Coaches help you explore options available to you and how to take the first steps.

Courses

Our online and offline courses focus on both technical and human skill development.

Community

Meet likeminded individuals from around the globe to support, teach and inspire one another.

Camps

Join our Enterprise Studio to learn more about upcoming Corkscrew Camps and how they work.