Utilities are coping with changes brought by an explosion of new technologies and quickly-changing demographics. It’s not surprising that some of the most well-attended sessions at this year’s Utility Management Conference related to workforce issues. EMA Practice Group Manager Jack Geisenhoff presented on two very different facets of the topic.
First up was the Workforce of the Future workshop, which focused on the changing nature of the utility workplace, the changing workforce, and the intersection of the two. Jack presented “Workforce for the Utility of the Future: The Changing Nature of Work.”
Jack followed up with a Technical Session presented in conjunction with Columbia Water (South Carolina), titled “Columbia Water Operations: Empowered Employees and Increased Efficiency through Operations Workforce Planning.” This case study followed Columbia Water and EMA as they worked together to reorganize the Columbia Water Metro Plant workforce, resulting in empowered employees, increased efficiency, and fully utilized staff.
You can download the slides from these presentations here:
- Columbia Water Operations: Empowered Employees and Increased Efficiency through Operations Workforce Planning
Presented by Jack Geisenhoff, PE (EMA, Inc.), and Joey Jaco, PE and David Wiman (Columbia Water)
- WORKSHOP – Workforce for the Utility of the Future: The Changing Nature of Work
Presented by Jack Geisenhoff, PE (EMA, Inc.)
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