Digitalization is causing transformation across a multitude of industries, and in particular, the automotive industry. We have seen that in the automotive industry there has been a great shift in technology in order to move towards a more digital and sustainable future.
However, technology is not the only thing that is moving fast and changing with digitalization. Leadership is being impacted greatly. With high demand for digital talent, changes in working habits, and other factors leaders need to work proactively to make sure that their organization is ready for digital transformation.
This article will explore three management trends that leaders in the automotive industry need to pay attention to in order to make sure that your organization can keep up with digital change.
When millennials started to enter the workplace more than ten years ago, a noticeable change in the way that they wanted to work was clear, and with the new generation of workers, - generation Z, the workplace will continue to change. Therefore, as a leader, it is is important that you adapt leadership style in order to make sure that it is in line with the goals and values of your team. This could mean anything from adding perks such as remote working to the type of technology that is used in the workplace.
Whilst moving away from traditional leadership and management tactics might seem daunting, it is important to do so that young talent isn’t alienated by big, traditional organizations. A good way to understand what new generations of employee want and expect from a leader, you could hold a workshop in order to understand more. Here’s an example Mentimeter template of how such a workshop could look:
There is a high demand in many industries for top digital talent, and as a leader, it is up to you to make sure that you are not only hiring the best digital talent that the automotive industry has to offer, but to also making sure that this talent is retained, as there will be many other competitors and attractive startups looking to get their hands them too. As a leader, you should create tactics that will help keep your employees happy and satisfied which will help retain them as employees.
One tactic that can be used to help retain employees is to measure how your employees feel over time. Here’s a template that can be used in order to start understanding how your employees feel:
With Mentimeter you can easily track progress overtime with the sessions and trends feature.
Whilst you might have some amazing new digital-native talents to keep happy, as a leader you also need to continue to help and coach those who are already in the organization. As the automotive industry becomes more digital, leaders need to make sure that they work to coach current employees that may need extra support to make sure their skills are up-to-date. The first thing that you can do in order to support these members of the organization is to hold an organization-wide workshop in order to access your team. Use this Mentimeter template to quickly gather data from your audience to understand how they rate their own digital skills: