4th Industrial Revolution 2 mins read

CQI Future of Work report

UKAS was pleased to contribute to CQI’s recent report ‘The Future of Work’, which explores the realities of “digital transformation” in the workplace.

When considering the age of digitalisation (often referred to as the 4th Industrial Revolution) ‘The Future of Work’ report considers the key drivers for change that were identified by CQI’s Research Advisory Panel.  These include:

  • Big data and analytics
  • Augmented reality
  • Artificial intelligence and machine learning
  • Cybersecurity
  • Connectivity, system integration and the Internet of Things
  • Demographics
  • Trust and transparency
  • Autonomous machines, robotics and additive manufacturing
  • Corporate social responsibility and sustainability

Alexander Woods, Policy Manager at CQI explained that the report is designed to “enable organisations to understand the areas that will be affected by the digital revolution, so that they can adopt appropriate measures to ensure that they gain maximum benefit from the dramatic changes it will bring.”

Jeff Ruddle, Strategic Development Director at UKAS, commented on the report:

“Digitisation is happening at a remarkable speed and recent events such as the COVID-19 pandemic have incentivised organisations to explore means of using digitised services to enhance productivity and protect business continuity.  ‘The Future of Work’ report is a useful guide for any organisation wishing to find out more about the changes taking place in the workplace today, how to mitigate risk and the measures which can be employed to drive innovation and improvement.”

You can watch CQI’s video on the report and download a free copy here.