Digitalising production and social systems implies new, advanced training approaches: a book tells us how
Transformation – and therefore evolution, the exploration of new fields of knowledge, the creation of new employment opportunities. This is the horizon opened up by the so-called “fourth industrial revolution”. It means the digitalisation of production and of a good chunk of our everyday life. An issue that can’t be avoided and needs to be tackled with a suitable level of knowledge, just like Angelo Pasquarella and Laura Garozzo do, with their recently published Competenze e formazione 4.0 (Skills and training 4.0).
The book addresses the need for a different conception of training, shaped by new requirements dictated by digitalisation. Everything has a starting point, and, indeed, the lightning-fast advancement of increasingly smart and pervasive digital systems leads to the question of how professional roles, skills and corporate training will evolve. The answer supplied by the authors takes into consideration, first of all, the fact that new technologies are able, and increasingly so, to “absorb” routine and repetitive tasks, leaving more complex activities to workers. We are evolving, they assert, towards a different organisational model, centred on a manner of working that is determined by a project-led and goal-oriented approach. Hence, we need new training paths, something that affects both individuals and managers, as well as entrepreneurs. In fact, digital transformation means the transformation of people and their professional roles, above all,
and this is the premise from which the book unravels: starting from an incisive description of the “fourth industrial revolution” and on towards an exploration of professionalism as a concept, and from there the skills required to face this change. The book then moves on to discuss an essential theme, training and education, addressing both methods and content.
A scrutiny of training practices no longer conceived in traditional terms, but rather in need of new approaches that more informal, flexible and bespoke systems will help develop.
Competenze e formazione 4.0 (Skills and training 4.0)
Angelo Pasquarella, Laura Garozzo
Guerini Next, 2021