How to Get Ready for Digitization As preparing for digitization brings up numerous questions for most of the population, it deserves a practical, not merely theoretical, introduction. We lay out this path: for eleven years our company has worked in personal development with our clients and helped them in their daily routines. We have always believed that processes are only as good as the people involved. Our work currently reflects changes in the context of I 4.0, and what this means for individuals. “The decision today is not if we will work with people within I 4.0 or not; the decision is how to work with people in these companies, how to reduce worry often related to I 4.0. We all need to learn new necessary competences,” said Radúz Mácha, CEO of the Association for the Development of the Moravian-Silesian Region during a recent meeting of business representatives from around the Moravian-Silesian Region which we organized at New Dimension, Frýdek-Místek in late April. The aim of the meeting was to introduce the public to our competency model K I 4.0, and support interest in its further development and testing of its efficiency with significant employers. The main programme of the meeting was a discussion on competencies of I 4.0 with those who already know that “the competitive advantage of a company is its people. We have amazing technologies but if we do not work with people properly, we will not be able to make full use of the technologies. This is what we need to think about and redesign,” said Jaroslav Drahoš, owner of FINIDR, s.r.o. Printers House.
In his opening speech, Jaroslav Durda asked, “Are we on the I 4.0 train, or only sitting at the station watching the train leave?” He opened a wider debate covering worries about what changes related to I 4.0 may bring. Marek Kavulok from New Dimension replied, “Each revolution brings and continues to bring worries. But each revolution has also brought better living standards. Let’s start developing the positive image of Industry 4.0 upon that fact.” Radmila Liďáková from IPH Servis Morava, s.r.o. said, “People should not be afraid of losing their jobs due to I 4.0. They should rather see the potential of replacing their routine and tiring administration with creative activities, making full use of their skills.” We introduced the basic competence model of I 4.0 based on the necessary changes in thinking and the skillsets of a person who wants to succeed in this environment, and focused on crucial elements and their logical connections. Its basis is in the definition of the skill set of an individual, which defines their positions and requirements on their performance efficiency and, primarily, the directions and tools necessary to start working with people in a different way, which is vital for preparing them for these changes. That is the moment which will decide the future competitiveness of individuals, and all organizations and businesses.
Text a foto: Šárka Matýs Marek Kavulok www.newdimension.cz
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