Entrepreneur conference in Wipperfürth, Germany

by | Feb 6, 2020 | Leadership

Qualification of skilled workers in step with the progress of digitization.

In February, we met to talk about “Qualification of skilled workers in step with the progress of digitization”. It quickly became clear that the skilled workers themselves are only the second step and the first step is always the entrepreneur himself. The entrepreneurs are at the center of the discussion.

So, it is primarily a question of managing employees, managing skilled workers and thus of joint qualification in the current world, current technologies and current trends.

But what does leadership look like?

Leadership is changing. It must adapt to the different generations. We have already heard a lot about the Y-generation and now comes the Z-generation. Therefore, the questions we have to ask ourselves are: What is the way forward? What comes after Z?

It remains to be said that the new employees, the new generation, expect a different management than in the past. This brings us to the different levels of management, which we will look at in more detail in a further article.

However, two essential elements can already be revealed today. Besides communication, it is also the sense!
The employees expect that there is a WHY! 
Why do I do this? Why do I get up in the morning? Why do I put my energy into this project here and now?

This requires a leadership with values, understanding and with sense.

Accordingly, once again the human being is the focus of attention. We are all human beings and change has long been the norm.
It is no longer a question of whether something changes, but only with what speed. The speed increases in the course of the current digitalization and flood of information more and more and so we may also adapt to this.

In addition to the two pillars of the skilled worker and the entrepreneur, we have identified the customer as the third pillar in the context of ongoing digitization.

Here, too, the question of WHY and the sense is a good idea, because this way the actual customer benefit can be better highlighted and identified. The products are also closely linked to the customer.

In this context, we have taken a closer look at the various new possible business models and the existing bottlenecks at the customers that can be solved. 
Furthermore, we found that in the past, products were often delivered to customers that did not represent the actual solution for the customer, but rather an intermediate path. Hence, today products come on the market which actually solve the bottleneck of the customer, bring a customer benefit and thus represent a disruptive change.
A classic example of a disruptive change is the switch from analog to digital photography.

At the end of the day, it is clear that it is not the focus on training skilled workers that brings success, but the entrepreneur himself. It is the mindset of the entrepreneur that sets the framework for the company and thus also shapes the culture of the company itself.

 Entrepreneur  → Beliefs (MindSet) → Corporate Culture → Leadership → Customers → Success

If you also would like to successfully complete this transformation quickly and easily for yourself and your company, please contact me.
My team and I will be happy to help you with the appropriate assistance, tools and support.





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51688 Wipperfürth