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COVID-19 brought a new sense of urgency to digital manufacturing, across society but M4.0 leadership is still a work in progress, reveals the Manufacturing Leadership Council’s new survey on Next Generation Leadership and the Changing Workforce.

Next Generation Leadership & the Changing Workforce

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NEXT-GENERATION LEADERSHIP
A lack of digital training could hinder future competitiveness.
By Penelope Brown

A BROADER VIEW OF INDUSTRY 4.0
Manufacturers have expanded their expectations about the benefits of digital transformation, but issues around workforce skills, organizational silos, and skittishness about embracing disruption may be holding some back.
By Paul Wellener and Mark Cotteleer

M4.0 SUCCESS STARTS WITH A DIGITAL CULTURE
Getting the right technologies helps many companies improve, but success can only be maintained if the workforce has the digital acumen to support it.
By Danny Smith

WHEN CULTIVATING
MOTIVATION IS KEY
To successfully navigate the journey to Manufacturing 4.0 and ensure talent retention, leaders must shift their management mindset from command and control to cultivate and mentor by creating an environment that fosters motivation and psychological safety
By Andrew Leichter

SHOWCASING M4.0 TECHNOLOGY FOR THE NEXT GENERATION
Manufacturing needs to tell a new story about M4.0 technology as an exciting and rewarding job-enhancer to attract the next generation of employees.
By Dennis McRae, Sam Dawes, Michael Howard, and Olivia Grev

CONNECTED LEADERSHIP
CHANGES EVERYTHING
Combining the idea of agile-based leadership with Delta Leadership’s Six Domains of Leadership Model can create a culture of leadership well suited to a time of disruption.
By Anirban Bhattacharyya

ACCELERATING THE M4.0
LEARNING CURVE
With in-person training on hold during the pandemic, digital training can fill an important role and boost ROI.in supply chains, customer demand...
By Tate Pearson

A PRACTICAL GUIDE TO
SCALE INDUSTRY 4.0
Pilot and scale purgatory are two problems that limit manufacturers from realizing the benefits of I4.0. Here’s a five-step plan to overcome the obstacles..
By Craig Melrose, Barry Lynch, Howard Heppelmann, James Zhang, and David Immerman.

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