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A New Study Reveals How Manufacturing Frontline Worker Engagement Increases When Employees Are Empowered With Advanced Technologies That Address Various Business Concerns
Using linked digital workforce technologies, 50 manufacturing facilities increased employee engagement by 74 percent on average; the findings correspond to increased productivity and lower staff attrition.
Fremont, CA: Traditionally, frontline workers have had limited access to digital technologies. That implies that present procedures may include manual forms, paper-based data, and requests routed through managers. It implies that digitalization, direct access to data, and the introduction of forms and workflow may help optimize procedures.
Redzone, a connected workforce technology solution, has released its first Frontline Workforce Engagement Study, which quantifies the improvements in employee engagement across a sample of 50 U.S. manufacturing plants wherever Redzone technology is used. When manufacturers face significant labor and inflationary challenges, the findings reinforce the business benefits of improving frontline employee engagement, treating employees with dignity, providing a sense of purpose in their work, recognition, and the opportunity for skill progression and career growth.
Key Findings: Overall, the plants experienced a 74 percent boost across five engagement measures.
A +112 percent rise, demonstrating how frontline workers want empowerment to own the outcomes of their production line, including knowing what "winning" means for their firm, concentrating on improving procedures, and getting real-time feedback.
Autonomous problem solving
A 50percentage increase implies that a significantly larger proportion of employees have agency both for simple and complex problem solving, instead of waiting for management requests for corrective actions.
Connection to others
Since physical, linguistic, and organizational obstacles have been removed digitally, there has been a 71percentage increase in communication and connectivity. In addition, cross-team cooperation has increased by 81percent because employees now have the data, time, and expertise to engage with other groups on the floor through a shared platform.
Feeling competent and recognized
Employees' talents are now being observed by colleagues and leadership, resulting in regular recognition, acquiring new skills, and receiving well-deserved promotions.