Worker Well Being Sighted As Warehouse
October 26, 2022
recent survey has revealed that 74 per cent of warehouse leadership are
concerned about maintaining productivity levels in the warehouse.
Given the current macro-economic climate, and global supply-chain challenges,
maximizing productivity has never been so important. One of the major barriers
identified to maintain productivity was people, and 76 per cent of warehouse
floor workers state having the right people was the top priority in maintaining
or improving productivity.
Productivity is made or lost on the warehouse floor, so this insight from floor
workers shines much-needed light on personnel’s central role in unlocking
42 per cent of floor workers surveyed highlighted staff exhaustion and fatigue
as significant challenges in the warehouse. With the labor market experiencing
continuing shortages, there is a clear and present need for organizations to
priorities worker wellbeing and build efficiency around them, not despite of
Many organizations overlook their workforce
Many organizations overlook their workforce and instead focus on automation,
cost cutting, and KPIs while neglecting the people directly impacted by these
to the survey, other prerequisites for sustained success include improving
processes and workflows (72 per cent) and optimizing space and layout (66 per
cent). Whilst these can create efficiency gains, having a well-equipped and
highly motivated workforce is critical in improving warehouse productivity.
Ilhan Kolko, CPO of ProGlove, commented, “The findings in our survey lay bare
the pressing need to embrace human-centric technology products, to deliver
better working conditions, higher productivity, and improved customer service.
Facilitating human-machine collaboration in the warehouse, through wearable
tech, will not only enhance workers, but it will also keep them safer and
Human-centered productivity means creating efficiency by retaining workers and
giving them the tools to augment them in their field. Placing people at the
centre of productivity improvement insulates your business from labor shortages
by ensuring you have a well-equipped and satisfied workforce.