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"This change process will only succeed if employees are willing to learn something new and are actively supported by companies in that effort."

Germans expect their jobs to change due to digitization. At the same time, an average of only 38% of the workforce regularly invests time in further training. Compared to international standards, Germany is well behind the average of 65%.

Germany belongs to the “hesitant countries” where people expect major changes but are not preparing for them. Chinese, on the other hand, are twice as eager to learn as Germans. For this reason, amongst others, China has a head start over Germany in terms of digital development. Lifelong willingness to learn and change are core competencies needed to work successfully in the digital world. So what stops German employees and employers from getting ready for the future?