Capco Institute Journal #52: New Working Paradigms

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LEADING IN THE DIGITAL AGE

 

CLAUDIA PEUS | SVP, Talentmanagement and Diversity, Director TUM Institute for Life Long Learning, and Professor of Research and Science Management, Technical University of Munich
ALEXANDRA HAUSER | Senior Expert Leadership and Organizational Development, Technical University of Munich


Digitization is changing the world of work at a dizzying speed and bringing about new challenges for business leaders. We argue in this article that the key attributes needed for effective leadership under these conditions are technology competence, acknowledgement of basic human needs, and a leader’s underlying values. 


We further discuss the requirements for successful virtual collaboration and teamwork and give specific recommendations. Finally, we highlight that in order to successfully cope with the demands of the digital age, leaders need to accept leadership development as a task of lifelong learning and present promising approaches in this direction.