My career before Made Smarter was really varied. Over the last quarter of a century, I’ve worked in the fire service and public sector, as well as in Italy. There’s been one common theme throughout: working closely with people so that they feel confident in their role and industry. This is regardless of any change or external factor – whether that’s a digital transformation or a global pandemic.
It was definitely an instinctive move to join Made Smarter’s Organisational and Workforce Development team. Our focus is on supporting manufacturers that are undergoing digital transformation, specifically by ensuring their teams have the skills required to achieve digitalisation success and perform their job effectively.
In some cases, makers don’t have enough of the right people with the right skillset in place, mainly because change is coming so fast. They may need to recruit or look at their current workforce to identify experts, new talent or complete a full review of the people plan - all that we help to embed. . We consider how they can recruit the right candidates for the job and upskill their existing team members if necessary. It’s important to determine what SMEs need from the start, so they can be sustainable and continuously improve – both now and in the future. This could even be with the introduction of a highly skilled intern to get the process moving. My aim is to look at the bigger picture and find a solution that suits all.