The past 18 months have created massive disruption for manufacturers, and many had to quickly pivot to address new complexities introduced by the COVID-19 pandemic. When forced to accommodate dramatic and unforeseeable demand fluctuations, manufacturers quickly learned why workforce agility is so important.
Achieving workforce agility in manufacturing results in higher employee performance and greater overall organizational success.
As leading manufacturers seek to drive business continuity and compete amid extraordinary times, the focus has shifted to developing more innovative cultures and leveraging flexible operating models to recession-proof the organization while continuing to attract, engage, and retain talent. In an effort to understand how manufacturers are enabling data-driven cultures to thrive in the new normal, we here at UKG (Ultimate Kronos Group) sponsored the Manufacturing Workforce Agility Study in partnership with Workforce Insight and Ankura.