Change in Labour Force Skillset for the Fourth Industrial Revolution: A Literature Review


Mohd Mudzar, Nur Muzdalifah and Chew, Kok Wai (2022) Change in Labour Force Skillset for the Fourth Industrial Revolution: A Literature Review. International Journal of Technology, 13 (5). p. 969. ISSN 2086-9614

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The Fourth Industrial Revolution entails the evolution of technology toward more automated means and implementation of the Internet of Things. This technological change will impact jobs, whereby some become obsolete while others are created. The workforce needs to acquire new skills to survive the Fourth Industrial Revolution. This literature review aims to identify new skills required by the workforce in the Fourth Industrial Revolution. This study involves a review of relevant literature, such as scholarly articles and organizational reports. The literature review was done to identify recommended skills based on the themes of “Fourth Industrial Revolution,” “Skills,“ “Change,” and “Labour force.“ The literature obtained was organized based on the type of skills suggested in the studies. The workforce requires high-level technical skills, higher-order cognitive skills, and human or interpersonal skills for the Fourth Industrial Revolution. Creative thinking, decision-making, critical thinking, negotiation, and persuasion will be required, as machines lack these abilities. While this literature review covers a broad range of skills needed for the Fourth Industrial Revolution, it may not apply to all organizations. An external variable, such as education standards, may influence skills that different firms might require. This paper will assist supervisors and training providers in understanding the skills needed for the workforce in the Fourth Industrial Revolution.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Fourth Industrial Revolution, Industry 4.0, Skills, Workforce
Subjects: T Technology > T Technology (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Management (FOM)
Depositing User: Ms Nurul Iqtiani Ahmad
Date Deposited: 25 Oct 2022 02:44
Last Modified: 25 Oct 2022 02:44


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