Depending on a company’s organisation, the same technical concepts can have very different consequences for the contents and quality of work and hence for employees.
When activities currently performed by humans are replaced almost completely by new digital technologies, there will be a need for highly qualified and well-trained employees, on the one hand, whilst the number of helpers with low qualifications performing simple work will decline, on the other. But innovative technologies can also be aptly used as a tool. In this case, skilled workers who acquire additional skills during the course of digitalisation can continue to work.
If digital technologies are additionally used, the qualifications required from employees are different from those related to automation. Employees must perform more demanding operations and therefore need much higher qualifications. The way in which the working world will change can be influenced in a very targeted manner.