The introduction and proliferation of the fifth generation of wireless network technology – more colloquially known as 5G – will represent a major phase transition in the technological capabilities of humankind. The launch of 5G will enable faster processing speeds, increasingly sophisticated artificial intelligence, and the introduction of new technologies that will utterly reshape our modern business landscape.
It’s an event, in other words, that will have major and far-reaching implications for almost every employer. In order to navigate the transition as seamlessly as possible, it will be crucial for employers to take appropriate measures towards ensuring that employees are prepared to adapt to the new world of 5G.
This article will outline a few key considerations to bear in mind as you set out to prepare your workforce for the rise of 5G.
How Will the Launch of 5G Reshape the Workforce?
The launch of 5G will usher in a new era of enhanced automation, communication, collaboration, and connectivity. The first step towards preparing your workforce for the rise of 5G is to understand these changes and how they will affect your industry in general, and your company in particular.
With that in mind, here are three important trends related to the launch of 5G that you and your employees should be aware of:
More jobs (across more sectors) will become automated.
The automation of labor is certainly nothing new, but it is likely to undergo a significant acceleration after the launch of 5G. Not all industries will be equally affected, of course. Today, experts generally agree that manufacturing, transportation, health care, and retail are among the sectors that will be most affected by the increased automation accompanying the rise of 5G.
Remote work will become even more commonplace.
Now more than ever, it’s become a top priority for employers to have access to the tools and know-how that will allow them to effectively manage a remote team. Thankfully, the launch of 5G is expected to remove a huge amount of the friction that many remote employees have been struggling with since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Employee productivity will receive a boost.
“Network slicing” is one of the key principles to understand in anticipation of the launch of 5G. Simply put, this refers to a mobile carrier’s ability to divide the 5G network into various “slices,” which it can then distribute in multiple directions at once. Without getting too deep in the technical details, the bottom line is that employers will be able to leverage network slicing to divert greater amounts of bandwidth to high-priority projects. As a result, the employees who are working on these bandwidth-hungry projects will have greater amounts of connectivity and data at their disposal.
Partner With a Staffing Agency to Keep Your Team Prepared
The launch of 5G will introduce a wide variety of new challenges and opportunities for employers across industries. The good news, however, is that you don’t need to navigate the future of work on your own. Partnering with a staffing agency is a simple and effective way to keep your workforce educated and empowered as you prepare for the launch of 5G.
To learn more about the future of work or about how to prepare your employees for the launch of 5G, please contact us today!