Digitalization fundamentally changes our lives: for education as raw material, we now have the most potent extraction tower imaginable: an internet-enabled computer. With our smartphones, we can access the “knowledge of the world” at any time and communicate worldwide.
Managers must provide answers to these developments, especially in uncertain times. According to Deborah Ancona of the MIT Leadership Center in the USA, Leadership 4.0 should promote the adaptability and creativity of an organization. The scientist gives four tips:
- Sense-making: keeping the organization flexible and adaptable to changing markets; encouraging creativity and cooperation at all levels
- Relating: communicate constantly and openly, be visible, reassure, and convey urgency so that no one loses focus
- Giving vision (Visioning): a compelling vision and clear values for the whole organization; addressing challenges with a ‘we’ mentality
- Invent and let invent (Inventing): be creative yourself and allow innovations; allow employees to break conventions with their ideas
Leaders who enable creative and autonomous work create an organization that becomes a learning, adaptive system on its own – with the best qualities of people: togetherness, motivation, courage, and enjoyment of new things.
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