4.0 > easy!

Cord Oliver Molthan industry 4.0

What you read:

A manager should promote and use the employees’ own initiative and self-organization for 4.0 processes. Just demanding this with words is not enough. A manager should create conditions that make it attractive to act independently, learn in the work process, face uncertainties, and manage the existing complexity.

Reality to be encountered:

Independent thinking and acting are two skills that need a lot of learning and practice. It takes time and not targets per day. And it needs people who explain how to do it. In other words, what isn’t needed are monodirectional trainers, but rather facilitators. How do you cope with initiative and self-organization? The belief, that things happen quickly in a steep increase – we can do this in 6 months – will be disappointed and should give way to a well-considered approach.