Featured Stories

Categories

Leadership during the fourth industrial revolution

Graham Immerman
March 12, 2018

The manufacturing field is changing rapidly due to Industry 4.0, and good leadership is vital during these changes. Human Resources Online said, "It is the role of leaders to guide their teams and to be mindful of these forces when making business decisions that would impact on the sustainability of their organisations. They should thus grasp the opportunity and power so as to shape the Fourth Industrial Revolution and direct it toward a future that reflects the organisation values and success." Staying up to date and educated on the latest news and technology is very important. Communicating with your employees through any changes will keep them comfortable and on board. 

What you need to lead in the Industry 4.0Source: http://www.humanresourcesonline.net

Digitisation has an impact on all organisations including small and medium entreprises (SMEs) across various sectors or industries. In each case, the impact is a different one which makes it essential for companies to have a good understanding and view of what they face and how digitisation will affect their company: which opportunities can be seised and which threats have to be faced? The impact of digital disruption has to be managed alongside the more general volatile, unpredictable, complex and ambiguous (VUCA) operating conditions of recent years. Leaders are facing the almost overwhelming task of restoring confidence and respect in leadership and business. They are being called upon to guide organisations through times of turbulence and uncertainty, to show the way forward and to set an example. And all this in the face of an increasingly disruptive global economy and in a climate of cynicism and mistrust – tough economic and political circumstances by any standards. Read More

Comments

Related posts

Work on customer experience with Industry 4.0
17Apr

Work on customer experience with Industry 4.0

Industry 4.0 doesn't only have impacts "behind the scenes." It can actually improve your customers' experience! Forbes said, "The delivery phase is a critical aspect of the supply chain that can make ...

How industry 4.0 could impact architecture
16Apr

How industry 4.0 could impact architecture

As with many industries, architecture is trying to lessen their environmental impact. Industry 4.0 could help! The Sustainability Times said, "With the coming of Industry 4.0, architects aspiring for ...

Questions to ask yourself when thinking about data
11Apr

Questions to ask yourself when thinking about data

Industry Week says a question you should always be asking yourself is, "Who else can use this data?" They are absolutely right. So much of the data that is collected never goes to good use. Industry W...

Difficulties with speeding up your timeline
10Apr

Difficulties with speeding up your timeline

While it's understandable that you might want to complete your Industry 4.0 initiatives as soon as possible, when you accelerate the process you could run into some problems. One major roadblock could...

Why data is the base of a smart factory
09Apr

Why data is the base of a smart factory

Data is the base of manufacturing and making informed decisions. Industry Week said, "The advent of digital processes and growth of data as an asset has other, profound implications for manufacturing....

How to manage cybersecurity threats
08Apr

How to manage cybersecurity threats

It's good to be concerned about cybersecurity. There are absolutely security threats when you implement industry 4.0, but you can manage them! Be sure that your systems are updated and your files are ...

Preparing for Industry 4.0 problems
03Apr

Preparing for Industry 4.0 problems

Solving problems is easier when you prepare! Sometimes some road bumps come along when implementing Industry 4.0, but if you take the time to prepare they should be fairly easy to deal with. The main ...

Current and future possibilities with Industry 4.0
02Apr

Current and future possibilities with Industry 4.0

Industry 4.0 technology may already feel like the future, but there are so many more possibilities out there! Technology Decisions said, "The leaps in technological advancements, analytics, visibility...

If you're just starting out with Industry 4.0, read this!
29Mar

If you're just starting out with Industry 4.0, read this!

Many can agree that implementing Industry 4.0 can be scary and intimidating, but with the right attitude and resources it can be a huge success! Don't be afraid to start small. See how it works for yo...

Focus on quality
26Mar

Focus on quality

Good manufacturing practices are about cutting cost to increase profit. An even better manufacturing strategy is cutting costs in the right places. Manufacturing Global said, "Producing quality goods ...