LEADERSHIP OF THE INDUSTRY 4.0: HOW TO DEVELOP?

The fourth industrial revolution is here to stay. Faced with an industry in which machines, professionals and the market have changed, new demands have emerged. So, in this context, what is the role of the 4.0 leader? Leadership 4.0 must accompany the social trends of diversity, individualization, digitalization and globalization. In addition, the internal demands of employees must also be taken into account: responsibility, autonomy, safety, flexibility and integration in the company.

“It’s part of this role of leadership skills to develop skills as a collaborative spirit, to learn and develop new skills, to be innovative, to communicate well and to solve complex problems”, says Felipe Morgado, executive manager of Professional and Technological Education of SENAI.

Therefore, today's demands require dynamism, networks and, also, active and empathetic cooperation between managers and teams. In that sense, organizations can help identify and develop next-generation leaders. This is possible by adopting a competency-based leadership approach. Look at some of them!

ESSENTIAL SKILLS FOR LEADERSHIP 4.0

SOCIAL INTELLIGENCE
Social intelligence is very broad but can be seen as a comprehensive and dynamic action in social situations, so it must be exposed to different types of people and social situations, for example. In addition, work itself can also be useful for the development of social perception. Developing the ability to involve others in an action is also essential.

INTERPERSONAL SKILLS
Here, the aspect of social effectiveness is more oriented towards the construction of relationships. The development of interpersonal skills requires an effort to become an active and attentive listener. That is, in Leadership 4.0 it’s necessary to work on the conversation and be shown, in practice, open to criticism, suggestions and dialogues.

EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE
To develop emotional intelligence, the ability to relate with others and understand their own feelings, it’s important to practice reading non-verbal cues from employees. This is especially aimed at emotions. You must also learn to control your own emotions, avoiding impulsive and harmful behaviors in the workplace.

CONFLICT RESOLUTION
This is a skill that helps avoid or resolve conflicts of an interpersonal nature. When members of an organization are in conflict, leaders are usually called for the purpose of judging. However, the ability to avoid or resolve your own conflict situations is also involved in this.

DECISION MAKING
The ability to make good decisions or lead a decision-making process is among the key competences of the 4.0 leader. A good leader knows when decisions must be made and when partners and subordinates should be consulted. In addition, one must know how to recognize when others should be included in the process. The best way to perfect these skills is through study, courses, simulations and, especially, experience.