NIMS Smart Solutions
Understanding the "Complexity Gap"
The Complexity Gap is a reality that manufacturers are facing as they prepare their workforce for the next industrial revolution. This Gap is widening as the velocity of emerging technologies demands that workers learn and perform higher level of skills for specific job duties. Existing standards and training programs live in a rigid framework that is not aligned to the realities of the Gap employers continue to face.
To remain competitive, employers need agile workers and training programs that allow new job duties to be introduced and accomplished at a faster pace. While 30 years ago, a worker was expected to master 75% of their occupation throughout their tenure, with today’s expanding technology, the average employee cannot master even half of their occupational duties within a 30-year career.
Therefore, instead of training employees for occupations, employers are shifting to train toward specific job roles within an occupation. Most employers are no longer focusing on long-term training tracks of 4-5 years. The future is short-term specific job role training that can stack into a masterful career.
The NIMS Smart Training Solutions
We at NIMS have built upon this trend applying the concepts of modularity and adaptability in training and performance validation as we developed our new framework. Its customizable format is aligned with manufacturers on the smart manufacturing journey and it is created with job roles, not occupations.
Highly customized and all standardized, Smart Standards enable proper training for employees in a world where technology emerges and changes faster than an average individual can master in their career span. They reveal job roles and adapt to ever-changing technology and workforce requirements.
Smart Training Principles
Universal and timeless constants that ensure the highest quality in all training and reveal true performance validation. These Smart Training Principles empower organizations to develop highly customized training programs that meet their needs and stabilize quality of training with clear return-on-investment. Gone are the days of conformance to a one-size-fits-all training and workforce development model.
Smart Performance Measures
In order to properly define, validate, and benchmark employee performance, the Smart Performance Measure framework provides the communication mechanisms needed among all stakeholders in an employer’s stakeholder community: Organizations, Trainers, and Trainees. They measure performance of each stakeholder and reveal end performance, which provides clarity, transparency, and unification of the applied learning.