Existing traditional leadership capabilities are not suited to tackle the challenges of digital transformation. It is necessary that efficient leaders rise up and lead the team in an Industry 4.0 environment. Clarify values by finding your voice and affirming shared values. Set examples by aligning with the shared values. Leadership 4.0 is inevitable for successful implementation of Industry 4.0. Individual exhibiting good leadership skills can drive the organisation to the peak of success.
Envision the future by imagining exciting and ennobling possibilities. Enlist others in a common vision by appealing to shared aspirations. Foresee the growth of the organisation and share the vision with co-workers, encouraging and inspiring them to strive hard to attain the goal. Align with organisational goals and values for others to follow, so that the whole team will be led by a single vision of the organisation. See beyond the possibilities and pave the way for successful implementation of Industry 4.0 in the organisation.
Search for opportunities by seizing the initiative and by looking forward to innovative ways to improve. Experiment and take risks by constantly generating small wins and learning from experience. Put forth challenges to your team and lead them through different possibilities. Continuous Improvement is what leadership 4.0 aims at. Prioritise employee engagement and share knowledge and experience with the team. Encourage the team to continuously enhance their skills and to always give their best.
Foster collaboration by building trust and facilitating relationships. Strengthen others by increasing self-determination and developing competence. Leaders should be team-oriented, cooperative, inspiring and cross-hierarchical digital leaders who also have an ethical responsibility. Leaders should encourage diversity in opinions and talent; inspire all employees to contribute to the system. Leadership 4.0 is about the involvement of employees, incorporating their ideas. Leaders pave the way for open, transparent, and innovative work culture.
Recognise contributions by showing appreciation for individual excellence. Celebrate the values and victories by creating a spirit of community. Employee recognition increases the productivity level at work. Encourage and inspire one another at the workplace. Leaders should appreciate the hard work and celebrate the team’s success making each one of them feel like heroes. Give no space for people to feel left out or unappreciated.