The digital world requires a new leader model and, nevertheless, the digital transformation of senior managers remains one of the most neglected areas
In the middle of the fourth industrial revolution, people talk about the digital transformation of companies and how to carry it out successfully. The digital transformation is not a technological transformation, it is a cultural transformation with a technological component. Technology, digital in this case, is creating the change that forces us to transform the way we work, our companies, our business models and our organizational culture. The ratio is usually explained using the Pareto rule: 20% technology, 80% transformation.
The annual meeting of the World Economic Forum this year in Davos has once again discussed how the real fourth industrial revolution and success in the digital transformation are in culture, talent and people. They talk about the new world of work, new digital skills and how to manage the talent needed for the new digital world. We begin to talk about digital leadership and even agile leadership (agile leadership), following the analogy of agile software development methodologies. Also in Davos, four types of leadership needed to successfully address the digital transformation process have been identified. The digital world requires a new leader model and, nevertheless, the digital transformation of top managers continues to be one of the most neglected areas. Many times, unfortunately, a taboo subject.
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